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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 converter 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 virtually any case.

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

       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, 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 default.

               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

perl v5.8.8                       2012-01-22                         PICONV(1)