iconv -- convert file character encoding


iconv -f encoding -t encoding [--list] [-o file] [--output file] [--verbose] inputfile


The specification for "iconv" is as specified in the SUSv2 but with the following differences as listed below.

LSB-deprecated Options

The behaviors specified in this section are expected to disappear from a future version of the LSB; applications should only use the non-LSB-deprecated behaviors.


lists known coded character sets (synonym for the -l option which is found in the SUSv3 but not yet specified here).

-o, --output file

write output to specified output file (instead of stdin).


prints progress information.