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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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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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How can I find the actual amount of free file directory spaces in a FAT32 folder?

I understand that there are approx. 64K possible files in a FAT32 folder. This assumes 8.3 file names. Longer file names take up multiple slots. Therefore, it is difficult to know how many actual ...
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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), ...
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Get list of distinct file endings in a directory (UNIX shell)

I have a directory with many image files in different formats. I'd like to see a list of all distinct file endings in that directory, so that I can see what kind of image formats are present. So ...
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How can I scp when path and / or filename to copy has spaces?

I have in a remote remote_host a file like this: \home\user\path with spaces\filename with spaces.ext And I want to scp it to current dir .. How can I do that? Thanks!
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Mac/Linux equivalent to resource monitor's disk activity with filenames?

In Windows, the resource monitor allows you to see the filenames associated with the disk activity, but tools like iotop and activity only show overall disk activity from processes instead of the ...
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Can't handle convmv

Description: Ubuntu 11.10 Release: 11.10 Codename: oneiric I have a lot of folders and files with ??? ???? ??.txt - like file names when I do $ sudo mount -t vfat /dev/sdb1 ...
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Batch remove track number from music files at a time

I have around 600 mp3 song files in a folder. All the tracks have a number before their names. I want to remove the track-number from all the files. Ya I know I can rename those files and delete the ...
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Transfering long files with SSH to RHEL

I am using SSH Secure Shell GUI to transfer some folders from Windows to a RHEL server, but one of the file inside the folders has a name which is too long and I can't shorten the name as it is some ...
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Rename filenames inside a RAR before extraction?

I have several files inside a RAR that have the same filename. So Im thinking I should either: Rename them inside the RAR before I extract them OR Extract each file into a separate folder (so they ...
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What is wrong with these filenames?

I can't seem to get my filenames in a format that is recognizable. I originally had them in ANSI format and tried to convert them to UTF-8, but they are still not recognizable. The filenames are in ...
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Does Exact Audio Copy support any scripting in filename construction?

In some media players including (MPC, foobar2000) it is possible to format the output of a playlist by using if control structures to select certain meta tags based on their presence, or others if ...
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Is there a way to force all file transactions with a filesystem to be UTF8 or UTF16 compliant?

What I want is to specify that for a directory, every file creation/modification within said directory will be checked by the kernel and if the filename has unsupported characters the offending ...
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“sync” content via filename

Okay, well I've uploaded 5 gigs of images to Dropbox, and those are directly off the camera. In another country, my friend with rubbish internet (whom retrieved a CD containing the images) copied ...
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Can not stat over a file name having space in it

I m very new to shell scripting and writing a script for a project. I am having a problem while doing "stat" on a file name, to check size, which has spaces in it. The problem is that I can not write ...
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Convention on directory of file outside /var/www

By /var/www I am generically referring to the document root for Apache. Often times you want to work with files, but don't want them inside the doc root (PHP examples come to mind). The general ...
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ImageMagick Append Image sequence Filenames

I am using the animation tool Synfig to export a sequence of .png files. These are in the following format: C1.0000.png , C1.0001.png, C1.0002.png and so on. I want to convert these to a spritesheet ...
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Looking for software to rename file name of jpeg scan image of doc to text in the image [closed]

I'm scanning in many A4 paper documents to JPEG using a automated document feeder scanner. The results are FILE0001.JPG FILE0002.JPG etc. I would like a program to rename the file name title to text ...
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how to backup only files paths, names, sizes and checksums?

I'm looking for an application which will allow me to select some folders, and then regularly backup only complete paths, names, sizes and checksums of the files within those folders and their ...
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Is it possible to create an archive containing files with identical name? [closed]

Is it possible to create an archive in whatever format containing files with identical name located in the same folder? If yes, how? I need this for some testing purposes. The target OS is Windows. ...
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Fix encoding of German umlauts in directories and filenames (ü = u╠ê and so on)

I have many zip-files where there are encoding errors for the German umlauts (äüöÄÜÖß). They show up in both the filename.zip as well as in the included directories and files like this: Fünf = ...
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File name too long to copy but doesn't say which one

I was copying a bunch of files but wasn't able to copy some because there name was too long. Is there an easy way to shorten the names or can I at least know the path to where the file name becomes ...
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Go to directory with unknown name

While unpacking a tarball, I encountered a directory which ls reports as "??????????????? ?????". Presumably, the name is not in unicode? Anyway, I can't figure a way to access the folder. I've tried ...
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ssh Mac Unix: copy a file with special characters and spaces

I am remote logged into a Mac and trying to copy a music file from one directory to another, but I am getting an error. I think it's caused by spaces or special characters, but not sure. the file ...
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Filename too long - IMPOSSIBLE to delete/move/rename [duplicate]

I can`t delete a folder because it has LOTS of folders inside it. Believe me, it is really lots. ...
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Fastest way to search a directory for file names with specific charachters?

I have a directory which contains sub folders which contain files with very diverse names from many different users so they are not named very consistently. I am moving this directory to a sharepoint ...
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How can I specify an /EXCLUDE file with spaces in it to xcopy?

I have tried to specify an /EXCLUDE filename with spaces in it to xcopy, but it always chokes. How can I specify such a path to xcopy without copying the /EXCLUDE files into the current directory and ...
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Why does Windows Explorer show up in task manager as “explorer.EXE”?

I’ve been noticing that Windows Explorer’s file name in the Task Manager, ends with .EXE instead of .exe. I decided to kill the process and restart Explorer. Now it shows up as explorer.exe, however ...
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Is there an OS that allows the same name for files in the same folder?

Is there an OS that allows the same name for files in the same folder? By "same name", I mean absolutely identical, including the extension.
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“Filename is not valid or too long” and “The specified path does not exist” in one file

I have a file in a folder that I use for python programming and when I moved the folder everything would go but the file. I don't know how it got there but when I try to delete it I get "Filename is ...
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Can I rename a file that contains a forward slash in Unix?

I am trying to rename a file with a name that contains the "/" character. Example: mv product.dat product/2012.dat Is this possible in Unix?
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How to search for only a certain file extension for commit?

I have an ongoing problem using the TortoiseHG Workbench commit window to search for only a certain file type, such as with Python modules. Often I have tons of .pyc files that I don't want to be ...
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How are filenames stored?

I noticed that renaming a file doesn't change its hash. I also noticed that creating an empty file gives a file of zero bytes, yet it has a filename. Since the filename seems to travel with the file ...
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DOSBox 8.3 filenames disagree with Windows 7

When I compare a dir in DOSBox 0.74 against a dir from Windows 7 command prompt, the 8.3 filenames differ. Long format (both drives and directories): 2012-07-30_abcdefg-abcde ...
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How to start/open a file/folder that contains space in its name through command-line?

I'm trying to use the start command in the command prompt to open files and folders, but I'm unable to open files and folders that contain space(s) in their name. I have tried the following queries ...
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Cascade file name changes on links in Windows 7

When making a link in Windows 7, is there a way to have name changes cascade to all links of the file? So if I have a file called: Interest.PDF and make a few links in other folders, but then I later ...
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Apple Automator “New PDF from Images” maintaining same filename

I will potentially have 26k of old legacy PICT images to transfer first to PDF for migration. I am using Apple Automator and also the "Dispense Items Incrementally" to loop through it. However, I ...
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creating “.project” file in windows 7

I just downloaded an eclipse .project file from outlook but was not able to find it. I figured that this might be an issue because the file does not have a name and has only an extension. thus I ...