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RECODE(1)								FSF								 RECODE(1)

recode - converts files between character sets SYNOPSIS
Free `recode' converts files between various character sets and surfaces. If a long option shows an argument as mandatory, then it is mandatory for the equivalent short option also. Similarly for optional argu- ments. Listings: -l, --list[=FORMAT] list one or all known charsets and aliases -k, --known=PAIRS restrict charsets according to known PAIRS list -h, --header[=[LN/]NAME] write table NAME on stdout using LN, then exit -F, --freeze-tables write out a C module holding all tables -T, --find-subsets report all charsets being subset of others -C, --copyright display Copyright and copying conditions --help display this help and exit --version output version information and exit Operation modes: -v, --verbose explain sequence of steps and report progress -q, --quiet, --silent inhibit messages about irreversible recodings -f, --force force recodings even when not reversible -t, --touch touch the recoded files after replacement -i, --sequence=files use intermediate files for sequencing passes --sequence=memory use memory buffers for sequencing passes -p, --sequence=pipe use pipe machinery for sequencing passes Fine tuning: -s, --strict use strict mappings, even loose characters -d, --diacritics convert only diacritics or alike for HTML/LaTeX -S, --source[=LN] limit recoding to strings and comments as for LN -c, --colons use colons instead of double quotes for diaeresis -g, --graphics approximate IBMPC rulers by ASCII graphics -x, --ignore=CHARSET ignore CHARSET while choosing a recoding path Option -l with no FORMAT nor CHARSET list available charsets and surfaces. FORMAT is `decimal', `octal', `hexadecimal' or `full' (or one of `dohf'). Unless DEFAULT_CHARSET is set in environment, CHARSET defaults to the locale dependent encoding, determined by LC_ALL, LC_CTYPE, LANG. With -k, possible before charsets are listed for the given after CHARSET, both being tabular charsets, with PAIRS of the form `BEF1:AFT1,BEF2:AFT2,...' and BEFs and AFTs being codes are given as decimal numbers. LN is some language, it may be `c', `perl' or `po'; `c' is the default. REQUEST is SUBREQUEST[,SUBREQUEST]...; SUBREQUEST is ENCODING[..ENCODING]... ENCODING is [CHARSET][/[SURFACE]]...; REQUEST often looks like BEFORE..AFTER, with BEFORE and AFTER being charsets. An omitted CHARSET implies the usual charset; an omitted [/SURFACE]... means the implied surfaces for CHARSET; a / with an empty surface name means no surfaces at all. See the manual. If none of -i and -p are given, presume -p if no FILE, else -i. Each FILE is recoded over itself, destroying the original. If no FILE is specified, then act as a filter and recode stdin to stdout. AUTHOR
Written by Franc,ois Pinard <>. REPORTING BUGS
Report bugs to <>. COPYRIGHT
Copyright (C) 1990, 92, 93, 94, 96, 97, 99 Free Software Foundation, Inc. This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICU- LAR PURPOSE. SEE ALSO
The full documentation for recode is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and recode programs are properly installed at your site, the command info recode should give you access to the complete manual. Free recode 3.6 June 2012 RECODE(1)
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