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NAME

     bomstrip, bomstrip-files — strip 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: http://www.xs4all.nl/~mechiel/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