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Detect and convert the encoding of text files. More information:

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

enca {{path/to/file1 path/to/file2 ...}}

  • Detect file(s) encoding specifying a language in the POSIX/C locale format (e.g. zh_CN, en_US):

enca -L {{language}} {{path/to/file1 path/to/file2 ...}}

  • Convert file(s) to a specific encoding:

enca -L {{language}} -x {{to_encoding}} {{path/to/file1 path/to/file2 ...}}

  • Create a copy of an existing file using a different encoding:

enca -L {{language}} -x {{to_encoding}} < {{original_file}} > {{new_file}}