[CS-FSLUG] Bulk filename recoding?

Don Parris parrisdc at gmail.com
Thu Sep 23 09:27:21 CDT 2010

On Wed, Sep 22, 2010 at 8:40 AM, Eduardo Sanchez <lists at sombragris.org>wrote:

> Dear Listmembers,
> I know the answer must be somewhere but I can't recall that and therefore I
> ask for your help.
> Problem is, sometimes I get non-ASCII characters in filenames; e.g.,
> "résumé.pdf". Especially if those filenames come from zipped or RAR'ed
> packages, trying to copy them from my ext3 filesystem to a FAT one (such as
> those of pendrives or mp3 players), the file transfer in Midnight Commander
> fails.
> Renaming the filenames and ensuring that all characters in the filename are
> ASCII usually solves the problem.
> Now, my question is: how can I do this massively? Say, I have recursive
> folders and subfolders that need to be renamed, something that would be too
> burdensome to do by hand. How can I do it?
I use pyRenamer - it's a GUI tool.

D.C. Parris, FMP LEED AP O+M
Minister, Security/FM Coordinator, Free Software Advocate
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