pgmtopgm - Man Page

copy PGM image




This program is part of Netpbm(1).

pgmtopgm simply copies a PGM image from Standard Input to Standard Output.  This may seem an unnecessary duplication of cat, but remember that a PGM program can read a PBM image as if it were PGM.  So pgmtopgm can read either a PBM or PGM image and produce a PGM image as output.

Even that is of limited usefulness because of the fact that almost any program to which you would feed the resulting PGM image could also just take the original image directly.  However, sometimes you really need a true PGM image.

When you know you have a PBM image and want a PGM image, pbmtopgm is a more general way to do that conversion.


There are no command line options defined specifically for pgmtopgm, but it recognizes the options common to all programs based on libnetpbm (See Common Options .)

See Also

ppmtoppm(1), pamtopam(1), pamtopnm(1), pbmtopgm(1), pbm(1), pgm(1),


This program was added to Netpbm in Release 10.9 (September 2002).

Document Source

This manual page was generated by the Netpbm tool 'makeman' from HTML source.  The master documentation is at

Referenced By

pambackground(1), pamditherbw(1), pamtopam(1), pnmtopnm(1), ppmtoppm(1).

September 2002 netpbm documentation