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ICONV(1)						    BSD General Commands Manual 						  ICONV(1)

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 ...] iconv -l
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- haviour. -t Specifies the destination codeset name as to_name.
The iconv utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.
mkcsmapper(1), mkesdb(1), iconv(3)
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.
October 22, 2009 BSD