enca

enca

TLDR

Detect file(s) encoding according to the system's locale

$ enca [file1 file2 ...]
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Detect file(s) encoding specifying a language in the POSIX/C locale format (e.g. zh_CN, en_US)
$ enca -L [language] [file1 file2 ...]
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Convert file(s) to a specific encoding
$ enca -L [language] -x [to_encoding] [file1 file2 ...]
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Create a copy of an existing file using a different encoding
$ enca -L [language] -x [to_encoding] < [original_file] > [new_file]
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