Manual Reference Pages  - MANCONV (1)

NAME

manconv - convert manual page from one encoding to another

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Options
Author

SYNOPSIS

manconv -f from-code[:from-code...] -t to-code [-dqhV] [filename]

DESCRIPTION

manconv converts a manual page from one encoding to another, like iconv. Unlike iconv, it can try multiple possible input encodings in sequence. This is useful for manual pages installed in directories without an explicit encoding declaration, since they may be in UTF-8 or in a legacy character set.

If an encoding declaration is found on the first line of the manual page, that declaration overrides any input encodings specified on manconv’s command line. Encoding declarations have the following form:

 \" -*- coding: UTF-8 -*-

or (if manual page preprocessors are also to be declared):

 \" t -*- coding: ISO-8859-1 -*-

OPTIONS

-f encodings, --from-code encodings
  Try each of encodings (a colon-separated list) in sequence as the input encoding.
-t encoding, --to-code encoding
  Convert the manual page to encoding.
-q, --quiet
  Do not issue error messages when the page cannot be converted.
-d, --debug
  Print debugging information.
-h, --help
  Print a help message and exit.
-V, --version
  Display version information.

SEE ALSO

iconv(1), man(1)

AUTHOR

Colin Watson (cjwatson@debian.org).


2.6.2 MANCONV (1) 2012-06-18
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