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       cif2cbf - convert a CIF to a CBF file


       cif2cbf [options]


       cif2cbf is a program that accepts either a CIF or a CBF as input and outputs a CBF file.


       -i input_cif
              (default:  stdin)  the  input  file  in  CIF  or  CBF  format.  If input_cif is not
              specified or is given as "-", it is copied from stdin to a temporary file.

       -o output_cbf
              (default: stdout) the output cif (if base64 or quoted-printable encoding  is  used)
              or cbf (if no encoding is used).  if no output_cif is specified or is given as "-",
              the output is written to stdout if  the  output_cbf  is  /dev/null,  no  output  is

       The  remaining options specify the characteristics of the output cbf.  The characteristics
       of the input cif are derived from context.

       -c compression_scheme
              (packed, canonical, byte_offset, v2packed, flatpacked or none, default packed)

       -m [no]headers
              (default headers  for  cifs,  noheaders  for  cbfs)  selects  MIME  (N.  Freed,  N.
              Borenstein, RFC 2045, November 1996) headers within binary data value text fields.

       -d [no]digest
              (default  md5 digest [R. Rivest, RFC 1321, April 1992 using"RSA Data Security, Inc.
              MD5 Message-Digest Algorithm"] when MIME headers are selected)

       -e encoding
              (base64, quoted-printable or none, default base64) specifies one  of  the  standard
              MIME encodings for an ascii cif or "none" for a binary cbf

       -b byte_order
              (forward  or backwards, default forward (1234) on little-endian machines, backwards
              (4321) on big-endian machines

       -p K_of_padding
              (0, 1, 2, 4) for no padding after binary data 1023, 2047 or 4095 bytes  of  padding
              after binary data

       -v dictionary
              specifies a dictionary to be used to validate the input cif and to apply aliases to
              the output cif.  This option may be specified  multiple  times,  with  dictionaries
              layered in the order given.

       -w     process wide (2048 character) lines


       convert_image(1), img2cif(1), makecbf(1).


       cif2cbf was written by Herbert J. Bernstein.

       This  manual  page  was  written  by Morten Kjeldgaard <>, for the Debian
       project (but may be used by others).

                                            April 2008                                 CIF2CBF(1)