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Batch removal of special characters from file names in Linux

I am seeking to remove all special characters from several files' worth of downloaded .pdfs, and came across exactly the solution I was looking for, albeit in an OS X environment: function to ...
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CSV files cant store special characters?

I have read several other questions on this subject but none have an answer which fixes my problem. I have an execel file which is in russian and I need to convert it to CSV without it losing any of ...
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Need to sed awk or grep output to extract strings

I have output which looks like this: "vancouver/news/vancouver-voices": { "status": 0, "time": 0, "timestamp": 1371298701 }, "vancouver/news/vancouvers-march-second-annual-success": { ...
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Typing special characters with keyboard shortcuts instead of alt-numbers on Windows

How can I type special characters with keyboard shortcuts, like on OSX? For example Option+Shift+R will make an ‰ (per mil-symbol) on Mac, how do I do the same on Windows? I have already tried the ...
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Rename a question mark (?) in filenames

With rename it is possible to bulk change filenames. I managed to get rid of all + with this command and replace them with underscores: rename 's/\+/_/g' * I could change normal letters like a to ...
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Notepad++ inserting special Unicode characters in UTF-8

What's the best ways to enter special Unicode characters into a Notepad++ document? Do I have to rely on the operating system (Windows)? Looking for a see-and-click solution. I can bring up the ...
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Can't delete files with special (and odd) filename characters

I was cleaning up my NAS and found this odd situation. $ pwd /Volumes/Backup/NoteHP/Outras/Ed Motta $ ls -larit total 12932 7786751625 -rwx------ 1 rjdsantos staff 3388293 Feb 2 2005 Ed Motta ...
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Display Null Characters in PuTTy

I have a program which displays incoming data which is delimited by a null character (^A). I am accessing the server it is running on via PuTTY and When I open a log in a text editor these are ...
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Insert accented characters on Windows 7 (preferable way is to mimic iPhone's solution)

I use English and Serbian/Croatian about 50%-50% of the time while on internet. The problem is, Serbo-Croatian alphabet contains 30 characters. The extra characters are pretty much letters like C, S, ...
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OSX: create keyboard shortcut for a unicode character

I would like to be able to insert a Unicode character, namely š, by pressing a keyboard shortcut in OSX. Some applications allow me to press and hold the s key and then I can select the desired ...
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sed regex remove special characters

I have a file with several strings that come from an HTML formated text, so they have some HTML sequences that doesn't look good in a console interface. Here's an example: Text1™ ...
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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 to insert Apple's Color Emoji in Keynote?

How can I insert Emoji into my Keynote presentation? From Keynote's menu under Edit » Special Characters, I can see the Emoji characters and drag and drop them to Keynote. But in Keynote (5.3) they ...
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Can we use special characters for Windows passwords?

I was wondering if we can use special characters in Windows password. I tried to use '♥' in bitlocker, the password was set. But when I tried to unlock the drive. I couldn't print this character by ...
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use sed to replace nbsp, 160, Hex 00a0, Octal 240, non-breaking space

I am having some problems with config files which have the non-breaking space chars in them. How should I specify that character with sed so I can replace it with a space. sed -n 's/ / /g' ...
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Kanji characters appear as boxes

i'm having trouble with the display of japanese characters on Windows 8 Pro (English, 64-bit, updated regularly). They appear as boxes (picture) in windows explorer, windows menus (even in the ...
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Parse by Control Characters

I am trying to parse the output of a command that expects to be writing to the screen. It has data separated by move-to-origin control sequences (for the VT220, ESC[1;1H). I only need the last part ...
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Scrutiny all visible or invisible characters of a text file

Is there any software that can be used to scrutinize all visible or invisible characters in a text file (characters like BOM, direction mark, line feed ...)? Showing the Unicode name of characters ...
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Alt+Numpad key codes on modern Windows laptops without numpad [duplicate]

I am using the Windows Alt+Numpad method a lot on my desktop PC to enter special characters like n-dash (Alt+0150), hard space (Alt+0160), typographic quotes, bullets, etc. This method needs a numpad ...
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Can ampersands be used in folder names on a web server?

I have a website which contains several folders, including one called: bits & bobs which contains a file called test.txt However, when I try to navigate to the file, I get a "bad request" ...
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ftp: special characters in password

I need to execute this command wget -r ftp://$USER:$PASSWORD@$SITE/ But first since there were some special characters (such as '!?') within the PASSWORD I had some problems that I solved by ...
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Keyboard shortcut to open a program blocks character to be entered in text fields

I set e on the desktop icon of Thunderbird as a shortcut (Ctrl+Alt+e) to open it. Now, when I edit a document (for example in LibreOffice) and I want to add the character "€" (which is the third ...
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How do I find out more about a unicode character I see in Windows?

Came across a character I didn't recognize: ‽ I was interested in knowing more about this character, but on Windows 7 charmap wasn't able to search the pasted-in results (in fact, in that text box, ...
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How can I format this path to work as registry key value?

C:\Program Files (x86)\DotR\DotR.exe I know I need to escape the backslashes like C:\\Program Files (x86)\\DotR\\DotR.exe but it still doesn't work. Do I need to handle spaces and parens as special ...
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Symbol 001E in a box on a Linux terminal

When reading a Windows log file in a Linux terminal, I see a strange symbol “001E” How can I replace it by space? Maybe something like sed -e 's/010e/ /'
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Character Map utility for quick insertion

I've been using ClipX for a while for easier Copy/Pasting, and I realised another thing I was missing: The ability to quickly and easily access a character map for immediate insertion as I type. I ...
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ANSI file with charSet with latin character

I´m with a doubt about encoding/charset. I make a test. Typing the string "TEST Á" without the quotes in Notepad++ with encode in ANSI. "The ANSI charsets are all the same for ASCII characters such ...
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Excel destroying special character when saved as CSV

I am working on a project that uses a CSV file supplied by the client to populate a database. The client is to create the spreadsheet, then save it as a CSV to be uploaded, which is then parsed into a ...
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How to type a caron char with querty keyboard?

How to type a Caron char with querty keyboard? I really need a blank space with this carot. I used the following instructions with no success. The oposite char, the Carot is on printed on my keyboard ...
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How to configure keyboard shortcuts for special characters on OS X?

How to configure keyboard shortcuts for special character on OS X? For example, one would set ALT+C to ©.
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chrome search in page: accented characters

Searching text inside a webpage (with ctrl-f) for an accented character, for instance è, chromium finds all occurrences of è, é and e. Similarly, searching e finds è and é as well. While it is an ...
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How can I get my computer to display special characters?

I see tweets, for instance, with special characters in them, that will not display correctly on this system. Here is an example. For numerous of these characters, I see boxes with four characters in ...
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Short code keys for special language characters

So I am on Windows XP 64-bit and I don't know what I did at install but it's pretty nice. I can do: ~n ~a ~o for ñ ã õ 'o for ó "o for ö `o for ò ^o for ô etcetc. But how did this feature get ...
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Hidden characters inserted after pipe (|) followed by a space

Very often, on my Mac, when I use the pipe (|) character followed by a space character, an invincible character will be inserted in between. This is especially annoying when using the terminal, as it ...
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Triangular box character used in tmux config

On the wemux readme, there is this image: That's a pretty cool status bar he has there. I can see how it's been done - there's a character that looks something like this: \ ##\ ####\ ######\ ...
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Unicode text exceeding boundaries?

I've seen this before on youtube comments and such as well but what is this called and how is it done? I saw it here ...
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Insert special characters in Emacs

I use English keyboard and need to type some German letters from time to time. So I defined (global-set-key [?\C-\;] (make-sparse-keymap)) (global-set-key [?\C-\; ?A] [?\x08C4]) ... to insert ...
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Cannot type any special character or umlaut in terminal

Environment: I am using Ubuntu 11.10 with wmii 3.9 as GUI and uxterm as terminal with bash as shell. The hardware is a Lenovo ThinkPad W500 with a Swissgerman keyboard layout (thus I need umlauts). I ...
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Why are these weird characters displayed in embedded YouTube videos, GitHub client and a few other places?

Edit: If you're experiencing similar strangeness as in the screenshots, try resetting your font cache. There's a brilliant free app called FontNuke which will do it automatically and worked for me ...
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How do I find out which language some Unicode characters belong to?

On Facebook, there are currently messages floating around with these strange chars: ก็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็ กิิิิิิิิิิิิิิิิิิิิ ก้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้ They are used to confuse the reader, because ...
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How do I visualize CR LF in WORD?

I'm writing a document where I write down HTTP requests. The requests are set in a monospace font if that matters. What I'm searching for is a special font (or other means) with which I could ...
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The text contains characters that cannot be saved in the current encoding. Possibility wanted to highlight those

After copying text from PDF-Viewer it sometimes happens that fi are copied as one character. When trying to save this document, there is the error message "The text contains characters that cannot be ...
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Inbox properties on Outlook 2003 folder shows - 退ꢐ鑓i駘㡩詧뭩趉땩趓䝩駙兩贶坩駙i

I'm not sure why, but when seeing the properties of a custom folder in a created PST data file, I see: The Inbox folder having as a description as : 退ꢐ鑓i駘㡩詧뭩趉땩趓䝩駙兩贶坩駙i Another one had: 退邐䬰昉䯠昉䩼昉 ...
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Why some unicode characters are missing in charmap?

In Windows, Character Map doesn't seem to display all of the unicode characters, even if the selected font supports them, and "Character set" selector is "Unicode". For example, the small envelope ...
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How to input special characters w/o numpad? [duplicate]

How do I type special characters (Alt+0???) in Windows on a laptop without any kind of numeric keyboard (even not one accessed by FN)? Right now I am using the NT 4 charmap (the XP one sucks), but ...
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weird characters in username

My cousin used weirds characters in his username like 😃 , may it cause some problem in future? Because that character is in path. C:/Users/😃Jake😃/ Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate
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Mysterious @ character in the Windows Registry

When I navigate to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\WMP.PlayCD\Shell\Play" in The Windows Registry, I find one REG_EXPAND_SE named MUIVerb on my Windows 7 system. However in its contents it's ...
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Getting  and â characters in linux putty console?

I am very much annoyed by â and  output in manual outputs of most of the commands. Can someone please suggest me workaround? I am using putty in SSH mode and my linux server is customized by Amazon ...
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Word 2010: How to change the color of non-printable characters?

I would like to edit my document with non-printing characters (formatting marks: white space, paragraph marks, etc) visible. I find them quite distracting for reading, because they are shown in the ...
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Copying Chinese Characters from PDF

I am on a Windows 7 laptop, which I believe comes preinstalled with all the language packs. I can see Chinese characters with no issues and normally can copy them fine. (From browser to Microsoft ...