bomstrip - tool to strip Byte-Order Marks from UTF-8 text files

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package name bomstrip
Package version 9
Package release 7
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 46 B
Download size 6.97 KB
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Bomstrip is a very simple tool that removes BOM's (byte-order-marks)
from UTF-8 files.  UTF-8 does not have byte-ordering issues, so there
is absolutely no need to have three bytes (the UTF-8-BOM) that do not
say anything about the byte-order (since there is nothing to say).


Package Version Architecture Repository
bomstrip_9-7_amd64.deb 9 amd64 Debian Main
bomstrip - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.7


Type URL
Binary Package bomstrip_9-7_i386.deb
Source Package bomstrip

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install bomstrip deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install bomstrip




2013-11-17 - Peter Pentchev <>
bomstrip (9-7) unstable; urgency=low
* Remove the DM-Upload-Allowed flag since Damyan Ivanov was kind
enough to grant me permission using the new dak mechanism.
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.5 with no changes.
* Update the copyright file to the copyright-format/1.0 format.
* Bump the debhelper compatibility version to 9 with no changes.
* Get the hardening options directly from dpkg-buildflags:
- bump the build dependency on dpkg-dev to 1.16.1~
- remove the build dependency on hardening-includes
- no longer include the hardening Makefile snippet into the rules file
- explicitly enable all the hardening features; they may be disabled
in the future if bomstrip should fail to build anywhere
* Enable parallel building - not that it matters a lot in this case :)
* Use DEB_CFLAGS_MAINT_APPEND to append the warning compiler flags.
* Add _POSIX_C_SOURCE and _XOPEN_SOURCE specifications, just in case.
* Drop the explicit compression specification for the Debian tarball;
it really does not matter for this package.
2011-07-14 - Peter Pentchev <>
bomstrip (9-6) unstable; urgency=low
* Update the copyright file to the latest DEP 5 candidate format.
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.2 with no changes.
* Update the copyright file to the latest DEP 5 candidate format and
fix the DEP 5 URL after the Alioth migration.
* Specify Multi-Arch: foreign for the binary package, just in case.
2011-02-08 - Peter Pentchev <>
bomstrip (9-5) unstable; urgency=low
* The upstream site has moved, update the Homepage field, the watch file
and the copyright file.
* Update the copyright file to rev. 166 of the DEP 5 candidate.
* Upload to unstable.
2010-12-24 - Peter Pentchev <>
bomstrip (9-4) experimental; urgency=low
* Switch to Git and point the Vcs-* fields to Gitorious.
* We haven't been using dpatch for more than two years, so drop
the executable permissions on the patch file.
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.1 with no changes.
* Switch to bzip2 compression for the Debian tarball.
* Depend on a hardening package so that the build hardening is actually
done in the automated builds, and use the hardening-includes package
instead of hardening-wrapper so that the hardening flags are visible in
* Bump the debhelper compatibility level to 8 with no changes.
2010-06-30 - Peter Pentchev <>
bomstrip (9-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.0:
- honor the "nocheck" build option and do not run dh_auto_test anyway
* Simplify the rules file:
- simplify the DEB_BUILD_HARDENING logic
- move various dh_* command parameters out into separate debian/* files
- use debhelper override rules
* Fix a rules file bug: use LDFLAGS, not CFLAGS, to link a C program.
* Use dpkg-buildflags from dpkg-dev 1.15.7 to obtain default values for
* Convert to the 3.0 (quilt) source format.
* Convert the copyright file to the latest DEP 5 format.
* Convert the single patch's header to the DEP 3 format.
* Shorten the Vcs-Browser URL and actually point it at the Debian package.
* Add DM-Upload-Allowed with Damyan Ivanov's permission.

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