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Old 01-26-2004, 08:33 PM   #1
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Converting filenames from iso8859-7 to UTF8.


I have a partition (ext3 formated) with lots of filenames in Greek. The encoding used when I copied these files was iso8859-7 (through WinXP using a commercial driver). Now my system try to read them using UTF8 and the Greek filenames look like squares.
The English filenames are ok.
Is there a way to batch convert the filenames to UTF8. I know I can do it manually but the files are more than 1000!

Please help!!!

PS. I can see and write Greek perfectly. Only the old filenames are wrong.
Old 04-27-2004, 09:58 PM   #2
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There is a tool called convmv which will perform encoding conversions on filenames en masse. Google it or apt-get install convmv and look at the man page. It's pretty easy to use.


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