Swiss File Knife
a command line
free external tools,
- download the free Swiss File Knife Base from Sourceforge. - open the Windows CMD command line, Mac OS X Terminal or Linux shell. - OS X : type mv sfk-mac-i686.exe sfk and chmod +x sfk then ./sfk - Linux: type mv sfk-linux.exe sfk and chmod +x sfk then ./sfk OS X and Linux syntax may differ, check the help within the tool.
sfk atou [infile] convert Ansi to UTF-8 text. options -tofile x write output to file x -nobom write no BOM header -i read from stdin -codepage=n change codepage. more under: sfk listcodes command chaining support accepts text or binary from a previous command. aliases sfk ansitoutf same as atou see also sfk utoa convert UTF-8 to Ansi sfk listcodes list available characters of your Ansi codepage examples sfk atou in.txt -tofile oututf.txt convert ansi to utf8 and write to file. sfk load in.txt +atou -tofile oututf.txt convert chain text.
sfk is a free open-source tool, running instantly without installation efforts. no DLL's,
no registry changes - just get sfk.exe from the zip package and use it (binaries for
windows, linux and mac are included).
read more about all sfk functions here.