recode

RECODE(1)                        User Commands                       RECODE(1)



NAME
       recode - converts files between character sets

SYNOPSIS
       recode [OPTION]... [ [CHARSET] | REQUEST [FILE]... ]

DESCRIPTION
       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
       arguments.

   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

       -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, -p, --sequence=STRATEGY
              ignored for backwards compatibility

   Fine tuning:
       -s, --strict
              use strict mappings; discard untranslatable characters

       -d, --diacritics
              convert only diacritics and special characters for
              HTML/LaTeX/BibTeX

       -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.

       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 Fran??ois Pinard <pinard@iro.umontreal.ca>.

REPORTING BUGS
       Report bugs at https://github.com/rrthomas/recode

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright © 1990-2018 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
       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.



recode 3.7.7                       July 2020                         RECODE(1)