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SFPARSE(1) GNUstep System Manual SFPARSE(1)


sfparse - string file parse


sfparse [ --utf8 | --unicode ] filename


This tool has two different functions. When invoked with just a filename as argument, it checks that a file is a valid strings-file, which basically amounts to seeing whether the file is in proper serialized NSDictionary format (type "defaults plist" for info on this).

On the other hand, if one of the two options is given, no such checking is performed, but the file IS converted into the named encoding.


--unicode - convert an ASCII or UTF8 file to Unicode

--utf8 - convert an ASCII or Unicode to UTF8


Written in 1999.

This manual page first appeared in gnustep-base 1.9.2 (March 2004).


sfparse was written by Richard Frith-Macdonald <>

February 2004 GNUstep