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UTF8removeBOM.exe,  Version 1.00
Read a text file and save the text in UTF-8 format without Byte Order Mark

Usage:   UTF8REMOVEBOM  textfilein  [ texfileout ]  [ /O ]

Where:   textfilein   is the source text file
         textfileout  is the target text file
                      (default if not specified: textfilein)
         /O           overwrite existing target file,
                      required if target file is not specified
                      (default: abort if target file exists)

Notes:   At least 2 command line arguments are required.
         Return code is -1 in case of errors, otherwise 0.
         This simple tool was written with the following workflow in mind:

         *  VBScript's OpenTextFile writes text file with TriStateTrue option
         *  UTF8removeBOM.exe removes the Byte Order Mark
         *  PHP command print( htmlentities( file_get_contents( textfile ) ) )
            shows the text correctly in a web page

Written by Rob van der Woude

page last uploaded: 2022-10-05