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


     bomstrip-files file ...


     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
     options 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


     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


     The bomstrip home page:


     The bomstrip utility (in many languages) was written by Mechiel Lukkien,
     with implementations in various languages sent to him by others,
     including 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 behavior of all the bomstrip implementations in all languages.


     Mechiel Lukkien 〈〉
     Peter Pentchev 〈