attempt to convert an unknown type of image file to a portable anymap
see also :
pnmfile - file
add an example, a script, a trick and tips
anytopnm $1 > tmp.pnm
pnmtops tmp.pnm $1.eps
converts the input image, which may be in any of dozens of
graphics formats, to PBM, PGM, or PPM format, depending on
that nature of the input image, and outputs it to Standard
the format of the input, anytopnm uses the
file program (possibly assisted by the magic numbers
file fragment included with Netpbm). If that fails (very few
image formats have magic numbers), anytopnm looks at
the filename extension. If that fails, anytopnm
The type of the
output file depends on the input image.
indicates that the input file is compressed (either via Unix
compress, gzip, or bzip compression), anytopnm
uncompresses it and proceeds as above with the uncompressed
indicates that the input file is encoded by uuencode or
btoa, anytopnm decodes it and proceeds as above with
the decoded result.
is - or not given, anytopnm takes its input
from Standard Input.
1991 by Jef Poskanzer.