ICONV(1) Linux Programmer's Manual ICONV(1)NAMEiconv - character set conversion
SYNOPSISiconv [-c] [-s] [-f encoding] [-t encoding] [inputfile ...]
The iconv program converts text from one encoding to another encoding.
More precisely, it converts from the encoding given for the -f option
to the encoding given for the -t option. Either of these encodings
defaults to the encoding of the current locale. All the inputfiles are
read and converted in turn; if no inputfile is given, the standard
input is used. The converted text is printed to standard output.
When option -c is given, characters that cannot be converted are
silently discarded, instead of leading to a conversion error.
When option -s is given, error messages about invalid or unconvertible
characters are omitted, but the actual converted text is unaffected.
The encodings permitted are system dependent. For the libiconv imple‐
mentation, they are listed in the iconv_open(3) manual page.
The iconv-l command lists the names of the supported encodings, in a
system dependent format. For the libiconv implementation, the names are
printed in upper case, separated by whitespace, and alias names of an
encoding are listed on the same line as the encoding itself.
SEE ALSOiconv_open(3)GNU January 13, 2002 ICONV(1)