Author: Michael Goerz
Convert text files between arbitrary encodings and line endings.
This code is licensed under the GPL
convert_encoding.py script anywhere in your
convert_encoding.py [options] file1 file2 ... Options are: -f enc, --from=enc the input encoding (default: locale.getpreferredencoding()) Set this to 'guess' if the encoding is unknown. -t enc, --to=enc the output encoding (default: locale.getpreferredencoding()) -e code, --eol=code the end-of-line mode (see below) -o file, --out=file where to write the converted data. Conversion is done in-place if this is omitted -n, --nocodec ignore input and output encoding, just process eol -r, --recursive go into directories recursively -l, --followlinks follow symbolic links -d, --dotfiles in combination with -r: process files that begin with a dot, if they are found in a directory reached by recursion. You still have to specify dotfiles explicitly in the initial filelist. -q, --quiet don't display warnings or status messages For valid encoding names, see https://docs.python.org/2.4/lib/standard-encodings.html Accepted values for the eol code are: 'unix', 'linux', 'dos', 'win', 'mac'. If you do not specify an end-of-line, it will be set to your system's default, regardless of the original end-of-line. Any '#' in the out-filename will be replaced with the full name of the input file. Note that guessing the input encoding is not foolproof in any way. Always provide an explicit input encoding if you can. The program supports full unix style globbing on all operation systems, independently of your shell's capabilities. Also, environment variables and '~' will be expanded following the usual conventions. The file may also be used as a module from python.