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recode [OPTION]... [ [CHARSET] | REQUEST [FILE]... ]
Free ‘recode’ converts files between various character sets and sur-
If a long option shows an argument as mandatory, then it is mandatory
for the equivalent short option also. Similarly for optional argu-
list one or all known charsets and aliases
restrict charsets according to known PAIRS list
write table NAME on stdout using LN, then exit
write out a C module holding all tables
report all charsets being subset of others
display Copyright and copying conditions
--help display this help and exit
output version information and exit
explain sequence of steps and report progress
-q, --quiet, --silent
inhibit messages about irreversible recodings
force recodings even when not reversible
touch the recoded files after replacement
use intermediate files for sequencing passes
use memory buffers for sequencing passes
use pipe machinery for sequencing passes
use strict mappings, even loose characters
convert only diacritics or alike for HTML/LaTeX
limit recoding to strings and comments as for LN
use colons instead of double quotes for diaeresis
approximate IBMPC rulers by ASCII graphics
ignore CHARSET while choosing a recoding path
Option -l with no FORMAT nor CHARSET list available charsets and sur-
faces. 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[..ENCOD-
ING]... 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.
Written by Franc,ois Pinard <email@example.com>.
Report bugs to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Copyright © 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 PARTICULAR
The full documentation for recode is maintained as a Texinfo manual.
If the info and recode programs are properly installed at your site,
should give you access to the complete manual.
Free recode 3.6 March 2004 RECODE(1)
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