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BOMSTRIP(1)		  BSD General Commands Manual		   BOMSTRIP(1)

NAME
     bomstrip, bomstrip-files -- strip the BOM sequence	from UTF-8 files

SYNOPSIS
     bomstrip
     bomstrip-files file ...

DESCRIPTION
     The bomstrip utility reads	UTF-8 data from	its standard input and copies
     it	to its standard	output,	stripping the BOM (byte-order mark) from the
     beginning of the text if it is present.  There are	no command-line	op-
     tions and no parameters.

     The bomstrip-files	utility	removes	the UTF-8 BOM from the specified
     files, saving each	file's original	contents with a	.bom extension.	 It
     uses the bomstrip utility,	trying to execute it as	"bomstrip"; if the
     bomstrip utility is installed under another name, or if a more complex
     command is	desired, it may	be supplied in the BOMSTRIP environment	vari-
     able.

EXAMPLES
     Strip the BOM, if present,	from a text file:

	   bomstrip < bom.txt >	nobom.txt

     Strip the BOM, if present,	from all text files, backing them up with a
     .bom extension:

	   bomstrip-files *.txt

     Use the OCAML implementation of bomstrip:

	   env BOMSTRIP='ocaml bomstrip.ocaml' bomstrip-files *.txt

SEE ALSO
     The bomstrip home page: http://www.xs4all.nl/~mechiel/projects/bomstrip/

HISTORY
     The bomstrip utility (in many languages) was written by Mechiel Lukkien,
     with implementations in various languages sent to him by others, includ-
     ing Andreas Gohr, Andrew Gerrand, Berteun Damman, Matthijs	Bomhoff, Peter
     Pentchev, and Ruben Smelik.  The bomstrip-files utility and this manual
     page were written by Peter	Pentchev in the	hope that they reflect the be-
     havior of all the bomstrip	implementations	in all languages.

AUTHORS
     Mechiel Lukkien <mechiel@xs4all.nl>
     Peter Pentchev <roam@ringlet.net>

BSD				 June 14, 2008				   BSD

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