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recode - manual page for recode 3.6
[OPTION]... [ [CHARSET] | REQUEST [FILE]... ]
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 arguments.
- -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
display this help and exit
output version information and exit
- -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
use memory buffers for sequencing passes
- -p, --sequence=pipe
use pipe machinery for sequencing passes
- -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.
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 PURPOSE.
The full documentation for
is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the
programs are properly installed at your site, the command
should give you access to the complete manual.
- Operation modes:
- Fine tuning:
- REPORTING BUGS
- SEE ALSO
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