MirBSD manpage: piconv(1)

PICONV(1)       Perl Programmers Reference Guide        PICONV(1)


     piconv -- iconv(1), reinvented in perl


       piconv [-f from_encoding] [-t to_encoding] [-s string] [files...]
       piconv -l
       piconv [-C N|-c|-p]
       piconv -S scheme ...
       piconv -r encoding
       piconv -D ...
       piconv -h


     piconv is perl version of iconv, a character encoding con-
     verter widely available for various Unixen today.  This
     script was primarily a technology demonstrator for Perl
     5.8.0, but you can use piconv in the place of iconv for vir-
     tually any case.

     piconv converts the character encoding of either STDIN or
     files specified in the argument and prints out to STDOUT.

     Here is the list of options.  Each option can be in short
     format (-f) or long (--from).

     -f,--from from_encoding
         Specifies the encoding you are converting from.  Unlike
         iconv, this option can be omitted.  In such cases, the
         current locale is used.

     -t,--to to_encoding
         Specifies the encoding you are converting to.  Unlike
         iconv, this option can be omitted.  In such cases, the
         current locale is used.

         Therefore, when both -f and -t are omitted, piconv just
         acts like cat.

     -s,--string string
         uses string instead of file for the source of text.

         Lists all available encodings, one per line, in case-
         insensitive order.  Note that only the canonical names
         are listed; many aliases exist.  For example, the names
         are case-insensitive, and many standard and common
         aliases work, such as "latin1" for "ISO-8859-1", or
         "ibm850" instead of "cp850", or "winlatin1" for
         "cp1252".  See Encode::Supported for a full discussion.

     -C,--check N
         Check the validity of the stream if N = 1.  When N = -1,

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         something interesting happens when it encounters an
         invalid character.

     -c  Same as "-C 1".

         Same as "-C -1".

         Show usage.

         Invokes debugging mode.  Primarily for Encode hackers.

     -S,--scheme scheme
         Selects which scheme is to be used for conversion.
         Available schemes are as follows:

             Uses Encode::from_to for conversion.  This is the

             Input strings are decode()d then encode()d.  A
             straight two-step implementation.

             The new perlIO layer is used.  NI-S' favorite.

         Like the -D option, this is also for Encode hackers.


     "1" in iconv "3" in locale Encode Encode::Supported
     Encode::Alias PerlIO

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