ICONV(1) BSD General Commands Manual ICONV(1)NAME
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
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 be-
-t Specifies the destination codeset name as to_name.
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'').
iconv first appeared in NetBSD 2.0, and made its appearance in FreeBSD 9.0.
BSD October 22, 2009 BSD
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iconv.h(3HEAD) Headers iconv.h(3HEAD)NAME
iconv.h, iconv - codeset conversion facility
The <iconv.h> header defines the following type:
iconv_t Identifies the conversion from one codeset to another.
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:
| ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
|Interface Stability |Standard |
SEE ALSO iconv(3C), iconv_close(3C), iconv_open(3C), attributes(5), standards(5)SunOS 5.10 10 Sep 2004 iconv.h(3HEAD)
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The code is below:
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Here is my question,
volume of records processed : 5M ( approx )
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#Argentina Only :s
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i want to know what initial setting in linux machine we need to do to get desired output
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If possibly I would like to set a character limit on them
Currently it outputs something like
but I would like to limit the lines so appends an ellipsis if nescessary:
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if ; then
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Below command is working fine
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Below is the command used:
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select tablename from system.tables
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