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iconv - Convert encoding of given files from one encoding to another
iconv -f encoding [-t encoding] [inputfile]...
The iconv program converts the encoding of characters in
inputfile, or from the standard input if no filename is specified,
from one coded character set to another. The result is
written to standard output unless otherwise specified by the
- --from-code, -f encoding
Convert characters from encoding.
- --to-code, -t encoding
Convert characters to encoding. If not specified the
encoding corresponding to the current locale is used.
- --list, -l
List known coded character sets.
Omit invalid characters from output.
- --output, -o file
Specify output file (instead of stdout).
- --silent, -s
Suppress warnings, but not errors.
Print progress information.
- --help, -?
Give help list.
Give a short usage message.
- --version, -V
Print program version.
The values permitted for --from-code and --to-code can be listed
by the iconv --list command, and all combinations of the listed values are
supported. Furthermore the following two suffixes are supported:
When the string "//TRANSLIT" is appended to --to-code, transliteration
This means that when a character cannot be represented in the
target character set, it can be approximated through one or several
similarly looking characters.
When the string "//IGNORE" is appended to --to-code, characters that
cannot be represented in the target character set will be silently discarded.
iconv was written by Ulrich Drepper as part of the GNU C Library.
This man page was written by Joel Klecker <email@example.com>,
for the Debian GNU/Linux system.
This document was created by
using the manual pages.