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Q: How can I convert file encodings with the command line?

Use the following command line options:

 

cp Encoding --- sets an encoding to open as.

cps Encoding --- sets an encoding to save as.

sa "DestFile" --- specifies a file name to save as after the encoding conversion

ss+ --- saves the file with a Unicode signature (BOM) after the encoding conversion.

ss- --- saves the file without a Unicode signature (BOM) after the encoding conversion.

 

For instance, if you want to convert a file from Western European (iso-8859-1) to UTF-8, use the following syntax:

 

"windows1252.txt" cp 1252 cps 65001 ss- sa "utf8.txt"

 

See Encoding Constants for the list of encodings.

 

See Using Command Line Options for more information.

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