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       man-recode - convert manual pages to another encoding


       man-recode -t to-code {--suffix=suffix|--in-place} [-dqhV] [filename]


       man-recode  converts  multiple  manual  pages  from  one encoding to another, guessing the
       appropriate input encoding for each one.  It is useful  when  permanently  recoding  pages
       written  in  legacy character sets, or in build systems that need to recode a set of pages
       to a single common encoding (usually UTF-8) for installation.  When converting many manual
       pages, this program is much faster than running man --recode or manconv on each page.

       If  an  encoding  declaration  is  found  on  the  first  line of a manual page, then that
       declaration is used as the input encoding for that page.  Failing that, the input encoding
       is guessed based on the file name.

       Encoding declarations have the following form:

              '\" -*- coding: UTF-8 -*-

       or (if manual page preprocessors are also to be declared):

              '\" t -*- coding: ISO-8859-1 -*-


       -t encoding, --to-code=encoding
              Convert manual pages to encoding.

              Form  each  output  file  name  by  appending  suffix to the input file name, after
              removing any compression extension.

              Overwrite  each  input  file  with  the  output,  after  removing  any  compression

       -q, --quiet
              Do not issue error messages when the page cannot be converted.

       -d, --debug
              Print debugging information.

       -h, --help
              Print a help message and exit.

       -V, --version
              Display version information.


       iconv(1), man(1), manconv(1)



       Colin Watson (