Test -eightbit utility
Test whether a file contains eight bit material.
imsimta test -eightbit filename
The name of the file to inspect for eight bit material.
Check whether or not a file contains eight bit material.
The output of this utility will say either:
File contains one or more 8-bit chars
File contains no 8-bit chars
-noperformance -nosummary operation (the default), the output will also show which line(s) contained eight bit material, with line numbers (unless
-nonumber has been specified).
-performance is specified, the utility reads the entire file into memory and then scans the in-memory copy of the file.
-performance operation may be faster, but does not allow for outputting which line(s) contained eight bit material.
-performance may not be specified if
-summary is specified.
-summary disables outputting which specific lines contained eight bit material.
-nosummary (meaning that such lines are output) is the default.
-summary may not be explicitly specified if
-performance is specified;
-performance always causes summary-like output.
-number(the default) means that when outputting lines containing eight bit material (which is done in
-nosummary -noperformance operation), to prefix those lines with line numbers.
-nonumber turns off the line numbering.
The default is
# imsimta test -eightbit IMTA_LIB:locale/en/return_error.txt File contains no 8-bit chars # imsimta test -eightbit IMTA_LIB:locale/fr/return_error.txt 1 Des erreurs de traitement se sont produites lors de la distribution?: 4 Le traitement de la distribution s'est poursuivi malgr? ces erreurs. File contains one or more 8-bit chars
The above two commands show example output for a file containing no eight bit characters, compared to a file that does contain eight bit characters. (Note that unless you have gone to special work on a UNIX system to properly display eight bit characters, any eight bit character is likely to appear as a question mark, as shown in this example.)