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smudge|lala 02-13-2007 05:00 PM

Bash - Mass file renaming problem
 
Building my Amarok music collection I get crashes. The problem is not all file names are unicode or UTF-8. Some are in foreign languages or use unusual characters. I use en-GB language and believe utf-8 is what I need to use. Amarok searches, finds discrepancies and crashes, aka - no catalog!

Does anyone know a practical way to do this? I was thinking of a search and sort command or shell script.

find ./ -type | xargs grep ????

bartonski 02-14-2007 10:27 AM

my inclination would be to pipe the file listing through cat -v; I believe that this will give all non ascii sequences as escaped octal.

Take this with a huge grain of sodium; I have no idea if/how modern versions of cat handle unicode.

smudge|lala 02-14-2007 06:02 PM

Renaming solution
 
Okay krename, a GUI renaming tool, has support for renaming files to a set encoding like UTF-8.

I'll try it out and post how it works!


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