manconv converts a manual page from one encoding to another, like
iconv. Unlike iconv, it can try multiple possible input encodings in
sequence. This is useful for manual pages installed in directories
without an explicit encoding declaration, since they may be in UTF-8
or in a legacy character set.
If an encoding declaration is found on the first line of the manual
page, that declaration overrides any input encodings specified on
manconv's command line. Encoding declarations have the following
'\" -*- coding: UTF-8 -*-
or (if manual page preprocessors are also to be declared):
'\" t -*- coding: ISO-8859-1 -*-
-f encodings, --from-code encodings
Try each of encodings (a colon-separated list) in sequence as
the input encoding.
-t encoding, --to-code encoding
Convert the manual page to encoding.
Do not issue error messages when the page cannot be converted.
Print debugging information.
Print a help message and exit.
Display version information.
This page is part of the man-db (manual pager suite) project.
Information about the project can be found at
⟨http://www.nongnu.org/man-db/⟩. If you have a bug report for this
manual page, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. This page was
obtained from the project's upstream Git repository
⟨http://git.savannah.gnu.org/r/man-db.git⟩ on 2017-03-13. If you dis‐
cover any rendering problems in this HTML version of the page, or you
believe there is a better or more up-to-date source for the page, or
you have corrections or improvements to the information in this
COLOPHON (which is not part of the original manual page), send a mail
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