encguess - guess character encodings of files
$Id: encguess,v 0.3 2020/12/02 01:28:17 dankogai Exp $
encguess [switches] filename...
show this message and exit.
specify a list of "suspect encoding types" to test, separated by either : or ,
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 euc-jp,shiftjis,7bit-jis.
encguess -s euc-jp,shiftjis,7bit-jis test.txt
encguess -s euc-jp:shiftjis:7bit-jis test.txt
Guess the encoding type of several files, do not display results for unidentified files.
encguess -us euc-jp,shiftjis,7bit-jis test*.txt
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.
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:
To install Encode, copy and paste the appropriate command in to your terminal.
perl -MCPAN -e shell
For more information on module installation, please visit the detailed CPAN module installation guide.