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ICONV(1) NetBSD General Commands Manual ICONV(1)
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iconv -- codeset conversion utility
iconv [-cs] -f from_name -t to_name [file ...]
iconv -f from_name [-cs] [-t to_name] [file ...]
iconv -t to_name [-cs] [-f from_name] [file ...]
The iconv utility converts the codeset of file (or from standard input if
no file is specified) from codeset from_name to codeset to_name and out-
puts the converted text on standard output.
The following options are available:
-c Prevent output of any invalid characters. By default, iconv out-
puts an ``invalid character'' specified by the to_name codeset when
it encounters a character which is valid in the from_name codeset
but does not have a corresponding character in the to_name codeset.
-f Specifies the source codeset name as from_name.
-l Lists available codeset names. Note that not all combinations of
from_name and to_name are valid.
-s Silent. By default, iconv outputs the number of ``invalid
characters'' to standard error if they exist. This option prevents
-t Specifies the destination codeset name as to_name.
The iconv utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.
iconv conforms to IEEE Std 1003.1-2001 (``POSIX.1'').
iconv first appeared in NetBSD 2.0.
NetBSD 10.99 March 20, 2008 NetBSD 10.99