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BOMSTRIP(1) General Commands Manual BOMSTRIP(1)

NAME

bomstrip, bomstrip-filesstrip the BOM sequence from UTF-8 files

SYNOPSIS

bomstrip

bomstrip-files file ...

DESCRIPTION

The bomstrip utility reads UTF-8 data from its standard input and copies it to its standard output, stripping the BOM (byte-order mark) from the beginning of the text if it is present. There are no command-line options and no parameters.
The bomstrip-files utility removes the UTF-8 BOM from the specified files, saving each file's original contents with a .bom extension. It uses the bomstrip utility, trying to execute it as “bomstrip”; if the bomstrip utility is installed under another name, or if a more complex command is desired, it may be supplied in the BOMSTRIP environment variable.

EXAMPLES

Strip the BOM, if present, from a text file:
bomstrip < bom.txt > nobom.txt
Strip the BOM, if present, from all text files, backing them up with a .bom extension:
bomstrip-files *.txt
Use the OCAML implementation of bomstrip:
env BOMSTRIP='ocaml bomstrip.ocaml' bomstrip-files *.txt

SEE ALSO

The bomstrip home page: https://www.ueber.net/who/mjl/projects/bomstrip/

HISTORY

The bomstrip utility (in many languages) was written by Mechiel Lukkien, with implementations in various languages sent to him by others, including Andreas Gohr, Andrew Gerrand, Berteun Damman, Matthijs Bomhoff, Peter Pentchev, and Ruben Smelik. The bomstrip-files utility and this manual page were written by Peter Pentchev in the hope that they reflect the behavior of all the bomstrip implementations in all languages.

AUTHORS

Mechiel Lukkien ⟨mechiel@xs4all.nl⟩
Peter Pentchev ⟨roam@ringlet.net⟩
June 14, 2008 Debian Sid