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Old 05-01-2012, 03:57 PM   #1
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Trouble with find's ls and non-english filenames


Hello!
I have a problem with find utility: when I use the option -ls, files with non-English filenames are displayed incorrectly, for example, the output ls command below (this is correct):
Code:
~$ ls -l
итого 4280
drwx------ 2 yars users    4096 2012-03-15 15:25 Desktop/
-rw-rw-r-- 1 yars users    6743 2012-02-06 21:07 F2k_new_logo.png
-rw-rw-r-- 1 yars users  220797 2005-09-01 13:22 H-CCR8080.pdf
-rw-r--r-- 1 yars users 1184118 2008-05-20 11:51 OpenSource025_20080520.pdf
-rw-r--r-- 1 yars users  852555 2010-01-22 13:45 Opera-Dragonfly-1482-f7b7ddf5b2c8.zip
-rw-r--r-- 1 yars users  345133 2011-11-25 18:17 client-ru.zip
drwxr-xr-x 8 yars users    4096 2012-04-28 21:53 downloads/
-rw-r--r-- 1 yars users     201 2012-03-26 16:54 Аналоги\ TDA7384
-rw-r--r-- 1 yars users 1204939 2012-03-30 01:01 Мое.dbpl
-rw-r--r-- 1 yars users  505086 2012-03-22 22:50 Мое.fpl
-rw-r--r-- 1 yars users    5725 2012-05-01 20:40 рис1.png
But this is not correct:
Code:
~$ find . -maxdepth 1 -type f -ls
332317    4 -rw-r--r--   1 yars     users         201 Мар 26 16:54 ./\320\220\320\275\320\260\320\273\320\276\320\263\320\270\ TDA7384
332303  500 -rw-r--r--   1 yars     users      505086 Мар 22 22:50 ./\320\234\320\276\320\265.fpl
332449    8 -rw-r--r--   1 yars     users        5725 Май  1 20:40 ./\321\200\320\270\321\2011.png
332337 1184 -rw-r--r--   1 yars     users     1204939 Мар 30 01:01 ./\320\234\320\276\320\265.dbpl
I use the UTF-8 as system codepage, and a locale in system is ru.RU_UTF8. The problem arises because the GNU Find built without support for UTF-8? Thanks for consult.
 
Old 05-01-2012, 04:21 PM   #2
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info find
3.3.2.3 Unusual Characters in File Names



Unfortunately find considers utf unusual.

A workaround would be
find -type f | xargs ls -l
 
Old 05-01-2012, 05:12 PM   #3
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Thanks, then I have two ways: either use the command shown above you, or to rebuild the find, adding support for UTF-8. Well, try. Wondered why the developers have added support for UTF-8 in the new versions?
 
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I assume you meant "whether", not "why"?

find 4.2.2 as shipped w/ Debian does the same thing as you describe. I think
the reason for NOT changing the behaviour is that the developers are concerned
the change might break lots of existing scripts.

Trying to hack utf support into find is certainly an option, but I personally
wouldn't venture down that route. If you dislike the | xargs you could always
use -exec ls -l {} \; or -exec stat "your format string here" {} \; and just
pull out the fields you really want, anyway.

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Old 05-02-2012, 04:38 PM   #5
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Wondered why the developers have added support for UTF-8 in the new versions?
Oh, sorry. I had to say: "Why the developers don't have added support for UTF-8 in the new versions?". (the Google Translator deceived me)
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Trying to hack utf support into find is certainly an option, but I personally wouldn't venture down that route
Then I'd better do as you advise, and do not bother with nonsense... Thanks you, and sorry if something is wrong. Thread can be closed...
 
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Then I'd better do as you advise, and do not bother with nonsense...
Don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with "fixing" find as such; it's just that
you'll have to do it every time your distro updates find-utils, and for me that would
be too much hassle, specially if there's easy work-arounds that don't cause too much
overhead.


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Thanks you, and sorry if something is wrong.
No worries, I did understand what you meant, and gathered that you're not
a native English speaker. ;}

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Originally Posted by yars View Post
Thread can be closed...
We don't close threads here at LQ, we mark them as "solved".



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