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iec16022(1) General Commands Manual iec16022(1)


iec16022 - program to generate 2d barcodes


iec16022 [options]


This manual page documents briefly the iec16022 command.

iec16022 generates 2d barcodes conforming to the ISO/IEC 16022 standard (which is also known as Data Matrix and Semacode).


These programs follow the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (`-'). A summary of options is included below.
-s, --size WxH
Sets the size of the generated barcode.
-c, --barcode text
Specifies the text to be encoded.
--ecc 000|050|080|100|140|200
Sets the type of ecc to be used.
-i, --infile filename
Read input data from file.
-o, --outfile filenmae
Save output to file (instead of standard output).
-f, --format Text|EPS|Bin|Hex|Stamp|PNG
Set the output type.
-?, --help
Show summary of options.
Show short overview of options.


To produce a datamatrix barcode for foobar in PNG format you need the following arguments:
iec16022 -f PNG -c foobar -o foobar.png


iec16022 was written by Adrian Kennard, Andrews & Arnold Ltd.

This manual page was written by Jan Luebbe <>, for the Debian project (but may be used by others).

2006-01-14 iec16022 0.1