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I've got a crappy webhoster where I need the filenames in iso-8859-1, my FS uses utf-8. Filezilla can handle encodings, but I need something that I can use in a script. Is there a program out there that I can use to convert file names on upload that can be called from bash?

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I think there are ways to script FileZilla but I'm not too familiar with them. Try that first.

If not, what I can suggest is using lftp instead. With lftp you can do the following:

set file:charset iso8859-1

and from there, upload the file.

Hope that helps!

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Nope, you can't script filezilla from the command line. – Reactormonk Mar 4 '12 at 21:56
That should be ftp:charset. – Reactormonk Mar 4 '12 at 22:17
Thanks Tass for your input. – Carlos Mar 4 '12 at 22:54
convmv --notest -r -t iso8859-1 ./upload-queue/

Alternatively, hack something up using iconv.

dstfile=$(echo "$srcfile" | iconv -t iso8859-1)

some-upload-command "$srcfile" "ftpserver:$dstfile"
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