Outputs files with ascii art in the intended form.

iconv -f437 -tutf8 asciiart.nfo
Files containing ascii art (e.g. with .nfo extension) are typically not correctly reproduced at the command line when using cat. With iconv one can easily write a wrapper to solve this: #!/bin/bash if [ -z "$@" ]; then echo "Usage: $(basename $0) file [file] ..." else iconv -f437 -tutf8 "$@"; fi exit 0

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By: speaker
2009-07-11 23:50:05

What Others Think

"437" is what may be otherwise called "Extended Ascii" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Code_page_437
bwoodacre · 653 weeks and 1 day ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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