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How can I tell what encoding a file name is using?

I have some files with Russian (cyrillic) names. When I open them in Windows Explorer, the names display correctly. When I list them in Command shell (cmd) they display as "?????" character. Is ...
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Change Default Naming Behavior When Copying Files - Making Revision Versions

In Windows 7, when I copy/paste a file named "project.ext" I want the result to be "project Rev.1.ext". (That part is solved by tweaking the code in this post.) In addition to that, however, I want ...
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Change a part of a filename with random numbers

In my work i need to rename a filename everytime i want to do a server test, for example SAMO8608157H6AA1D15261.dec, i do need to edit the "1526" part in to the next digit or random number respecting ...
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Windows filename formatter BAT script?

At work we upload files for publishing to the web. The filenames people use are atrocious. Is there something easy out there like a .BAT file that they can drag the file on to to have it clean up the ...
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Create XLS or CSV from file names in folder on Windows?

I have a few hundred files in a folder on a Windows 7 machine. Is there a way to generate an XLS, or CSV file from the file names in the folder? A text file is fine as well; Just looking for any ...
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Why folder or file name in Windows cannot end with space? [closed]

I learned something new today. When I tried create new folder "folder " (no quotes) in Visual Studio I got error: Directory names cannot contain any of the following characters: : * ? | " ...
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Trim File Names of Tarballs Using Bash

I need to grade some source code from various students. The submission process is through Blackboard which appends to the file name a bunch of unnecessary stuff. Here is an example: Test ...
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Does one really need to use file extensions for files stored on their hard drive?

Most of us always append file extensions to the filename for almost every file we save. However, how necessary is it actually? For instance, most Linux software works with files that do not have ...
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How to extract the filename without the extension from a full path?

I'm trying to right my first bash script, and at one point a filename is passed to the script as $1. I need to extract the file name without the extension. Currently, I'm assuming that all extensions ...
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quotes around filenames confuse bash script

I am writing a script that applies a command to loads of files. The way I automate this boils down to #!/bin bash for in_file in ${PWD}/*/*/*.txt; do out_file="${in_file//in/out}" ...
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special character @ in filename [duplicate]

is it advisable to have an '@' in filenames on debian hosts like in id_rsa_john@hostname, or could this cause any troubles? I didn't find any filename restrictions regarding this character. Thanks ...
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Is there any limitation on file names under Unix?

We are using crontab to schedule jobs and it was not picking the files for processing that contain [ or ] or ¿. Is there any limitation on file names or do these characters mean something in UNIX? ...
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Highlighted file names

I did something to my desktop (dragged a picture from a word document on the desktop, a window popped up saying something like "live desktop" or "active desktop", not sure) and now all the filenames ...
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error, couldn't create file .. File name too long

How can I increase the maximum length of a filename in linux? I'm trying to download a torrent file, and apparently because it's Cyrillic, the file name hit's the limit. error, couldn't create file ...
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Why can't one create a folder/file named “CON”? [duplicate]

Before you start complaining about me not googling the answer - I did Google search it. But everything I could find was that CON, COM1, AUX, etc are restricted because they have special meaning - for ...
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How to view a NTFS filename in HEX view

Basically an ill behaved software in my Windows PC is spoiling filenames with illegal characters. To help the developer to debug this issue, I am looking for a solution to dump the offending filename ...
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What is the file name + extension for a file with a period as the first character (example: .txt)?

I'm trying to find an authoritative answer on this matter, but it's difficult. Wikipedia kind of dances around the issue but isn't explicit enough. For .txt (to use an example), is the base name ...
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Unrecognized character in filename (linux)

I have a problem accessing file in linux Mint. The reason is obviously the unrecognized character(s) in the filename but none of the techniques I know helped me to rename it. So, here are details: ...
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Custom copy paste. how to eliminate invalid characters from paste?

I collect articles and like having the title of the article in the filename. However, some titles contain invalid characters such as ':'. This precludes a simple, and quick, copy paste operation to ...
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Windows .exe file icon changes when file name is changed?

I'm making a program in Java. After I make the program and compile it into a .jar file, I wrap it in a .exe file (yes, I know this defeats the purpose of cross-platform but I am most comfortable with ...
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Program that renames mp3 files using ID3 tag [closed]

I know a lot of people who have MP3 collections and find out their music directory looks a lot like this... 0.mp3 1.mp3 2.mp3 3.mp3 ... So useless with a file manager. What ...
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combine multiple text files, _+ filenames_, into a single text file

I would like to combine a handful of text files, but with titles (EDIT: filenames). Ideally, something like * a filename contents of file ... * another filename contents of file ... etc... ...
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Windows Explrer Sorting order for special characters?

What is the sorting order used in Windows Explorer? I was specifically wondering what special characters sort after the alphabets? As far as I can tell (test), all special characters seem to be ...
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Change name of Program Files

Is there any way to change the name of Program Files folder of Windows? Its annoying in certain circumstances since there's a space within the name. Windows 7 or any other versions of Windows.
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Why suddenly DOS-type hexadecimal file names?

One of the fairly recent folders on my XP SATA data drive suddenly shows DOS-type hexadecimal file names (i.e., eight characters with three-character extensions) I deleted them and now my Recycle bin ...
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Windows 8 strange files appearing on hard drive

I recently installed a copy of Windows 8 on my machine and about a week ago, I noticed strange files on my hard drive This file is currently located within my C:\ volume: ...
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How to lengthen the displayed folder name in Windows 7?

This isn't really a big issue, but just because I am being particular about it. Some folder names will get cut off in the middle of the word. Is there a setting or way, even something hackish, to ...
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Possible to determine filename encoding (en masse)?

Using Windows 7, is there a way to search for files that contain non-ANSI encodings in their filenames? I was stumped to find a document with a first letter that was encoded in UTF8. I have no idea ...
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How to organize files in accordingly named directories from command line under Linux

I have a directory filled with various files, differently named (i.e. not named with a specific pattern) and with different extensions, and I want to put each file in a newly created subdirectory ...
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Make directories for each file placed in main directory [duplicate]

I want to place a list of files into individual directories I create from each filename. So given the files in the root directory: Movie1.avi movie2.m4v movie3.mp4 I want to mkdir Movie1, movie2, ...
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bash - directories ending in . and whitespace cannot be removed

On my external hard drive are two directories, Fun. and Complex_, where that _ is a whitespace. I cannot empty from my trash or remove them with rm -rf and I want to. Neither show up in Finder on ...
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File with illegal character in name

I need to access a file on a network drive, but the file has a : in its name. This makes Windows rather unhappy. I cannot rename the file through any method on Windows, so I tried a Mac computer. It ...
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Set filename as value in CMD?

I want to create an option in the right click menu of files that'll get their file name. My problem in now this, how to set the file name as value in CMD? I tried this: @echo off for /r %%f ...
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FileZilla Filename Ordering

After connecting to my server via Filezilla, the Filenames displayed under the remote site (right side) are alphabetized in reverse order. Filenames for the local server (left side) are alphabetized ...
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How to sort Google Drive search results by title?

I find Google Drive very convenient as an online notebook to store my diary and records, that I can access anytime, anywhere. Now when I want to search for a particular string of text, the only ...
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How do I remove non-ascii characters from filenames?

I have several files with names containing various Unicode characters. I'd like to rename them to only contain the "printable" ASCII characters (32-126). E.g, Läsmig.txt //Before ...
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Drag and drop multiple files that d/l as same filename in Windows 7

I'm trying to drag and drop multiple photos into a folder. My problem is that they will download as the same filename, i.e. photo.jpg. Windows only gives me two options. Either replace one of them or ...
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Csv filename bug concerning dots in Microsoft Query (via Office Excel 2013)?

After hours of struggling it looks like I've found a bug regarding csv file processing by Microsoft Query via Office Excel 2013. I'm trying to generate a Chart from csv data. Every hour a new record ...
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ubuntu - mount iso case sensitive

I got a ISO which contains case-sensitive file/directory-names. When mounting it on my Ubuntu 12.04 system using mount -o loop, all filenames are lowercase. There is an option called map=off, but ...
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Windows 7 Path + File Name Checker

I am trying to move my files from Win 7 to my FreeNAS box. I keep getting errors because my path is too long and some files dont get transferred because it has special characters like the character ...
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FileZilla: Can upload to directory from one computer but not another

I am having issues uploading a file to a particular directory on my site (LAMP). The directories permissions are 777. The odd thing is it works fine on one machine (same file) but not on a another. ...
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Organizing files based on key words in filenames

I have a lot of (i.e., more than 10 000) documents on my PC that I want to organize in several Categories, based on their filenames. Most of the files have descriptive filenames such that they can be ...
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How to force convert with convmv

I have had a lot of files with filenames in windows-1251 encoding. I wanted to convert it to utf8.But I have accidentally converted it wrongly by convmv: convmv -r --notest -f windows-1255 -t ...
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7zip filename encoding problems

I have problems extracting files from 7zip archive with non-ascii symbols in filenames. I have identical versions of 7z on two computers, which differ only by the system locale. If I compress on one ...
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Make every file in a Directory Structure Lowercase (Windows)

I have a legacy directory structure from a desktop application that I'm porting to an Android application, and Android doesn't want the names of the files to have capital letters in them. I had ...
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Windows Explorer now limits my folder names to 16 characters

I usually have long folder names in Windows Explorer, but recently I "fat fingered" some combination of keys and now Windows Explorer limits all my new folder names to 16 characters. What must I do in ...
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Linux GUI Regular Expression File Renamer (with substitution)

I have folder with several hundred files named like this: 010203.txt I want to rearrange the file names so that last two digits are moved to the front like this: 030102.txt I want to avoid writing ...
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How can I rename a file whose name is in itself a full path (e.g. begins with “g:\”)? [duplicate]

Inadvertently, I have created a file named g:\filename.csv on Windows XP through a Python script. Note that g:\filename.csv is the filename. Actually it is saved on the F: drive. I can't rename it ...
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Removing a file named '…' in Windows 8

Completely by accident, I created a file named ... using Grunt.js for Node in Windows 8. Is it possible to remove this file without having to reformat the partition?
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Can part of a file name be used as a hyperlink?

I have created a word document using Word 2010. The file name is broken into 2 parts, I have the start which is an alphanumeric code (that changes every time I make a change to the document by me), ...