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Published on April 10th, 2021

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How to change the character encoding of a file via Terminal?

Sometimes, I face character encoding issues while making minor edits via a SFTP console connected to a Linux server. I found a quick hack to change the file encoding using on the command line.In this example, I'm changing the encoding of the file to :Hope you found this helpful!

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Sometimes, I face character encoding issues while making minor edits via a SFTP console connected to a Linux server. I found a quick hack to change the file encoding using vim on the command line.

In this example, I'm changing the encoding of the file to unix:


vim $filename +"set ff=unix" +wq

Hope you found this helpful!