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NAME

iconv – codeset conversion utility

CONTENTS

SYNOPSIS


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 ...]
iconv -l

DESCRIPTION

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 outputs the converted text on standard output.

The following options are available:
-c
  Prevent output of any invalid characters. By default, iconv outputs an "invalid character" specified by the to_name codeset when it encounts 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 this behaviour.
-t
  Specifies the destination codeset name as to_name.

EXIT STATUS

The iconv utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.

SEE ALSO

mkcsmapper(1), mkesdb(1), iconv(3)

STANDARDS

iconv conform to IEEE Std 1003.1-2008 ("POSIX.1").

HISTORY

iconv first appeared in NetBSD FreeBSD 9.0 .

ICONV (1) October 22, 2009

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