encguess man page
encguess — guess character encodings of files
$Id: encguess,v 0.2 2016/08/04 03:15:58 dankogai Exp $
encguess [switches] filename...
show this message and exit.
specify a list of "suspect encoding types" to test, seperated by either
output a list of all acceptable encoding types that can be used with the -s param
suppress display of unidentified types
Guess encoding of a file named
"test.txt", using only the default suspect types.
Guess the encoding type of a file named
"test.txt", using the suspect types
Guess the encoding type of several files, do not display results for unidentified files.
The encoding identification is done by checking one encoding type at a time until all but the right type are eliminated. The set of encoding types to try is defined by the -s parameter and defaults to ascii, utf8 and UTF-16/32 with BOM. This can be overridden by passing one or more encoding types via the -s parameter. If you need to pass in multiple suspect encoding types, use a quoted string with the a space separating each value.
License and Copyright
Copyright 2015 Michael LaGrasta and Dan Kogai.
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the the Artistic License (2.0). You may obtain a copy of the full license at: