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Old 06-04-2015, 01:18 PM   #1
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Not readable name of directory in Linux Mint 13


I've got a directory with not readable name in my home directory. I suspect it is in russian language, but not sure.How to "translate" it?
 
Old 06-04-2015, 01:25 PM   #2
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Is any of it readable? Anything you can copy/paste or use tab completion or bash globbing on? Can you use a GUI to rename it?
 
Old 06-04-2015, 02:04 PM   #3
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Copy/paste the directory name into Google Translate.
https://www.google.co.uk/webhp?sourc...ogle+translate
 
Old 06-04-2015, 03:39 PM   #4
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This is the text: .
 
Old 06-04-2015, 03:42 PM   #5
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Sorry, i tried to copy the name but not successful. One more time :this is the path to file :/home/ipiperov/
 
Old 06-04-2015, 03:44 PM   #6
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One more time sorry - it did not happen .
 
Old 06-04-2015, 09:07 PM   #7
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Try a screenshot. You can click the "Go Advanced" button under the "compose post" window to reach the dialog for attaching a file to your pose.

Can you move or rename the directory? When you run the command

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ls -l
in a terminal from the directory that contains the problem directory, what is the output?

Last edited by frankbell; 06-04-2015 at 09:09 PM.
 
Old 06-05-2015, 12:54 AM   #8
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In the file attached which is screenshot the unreadable name is after check.txt.Thank You for Your attention.
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Old 06-05-2015, 01:58 PM   #9
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To see what is inside the directory you could possibly replace each character with a ? (13x?), or maybe *. (if that works, I'd try renaming it).
(ls *. or ls ?????????????)
 
Old 06-05-2015, 02:25 PM   #10
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Try using the command "ls -lb" to see if that will convert to more standard ASCII, which would allow you access. Otherwise it might be a corruption rather than an actual name. If that is the case you would want to run an offline fsck on the drive.
 
Old 06-06-2015, 04:04 AM   #11
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I have access inside directory, but want to know which program has make it.Thank You everybody for Your advices!
 
Old 06-06-2015, 02:29 PM   #12
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I have access inside directory, but want to know which program has make it.Thank You everybody for Your advices!
ls -la --author
 
  


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