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'detox' is a utility designed to clean up filenames, especially those created on other operating systems. It replaces non-standard characters, such as spaces or Latin-1 characters, with standard equivalents. It also removes or replaces CGI escaped ASCII characters, and trims excessive underscores and hyphens. It will not overwrite to a file that already exists, and does not touch special files normally (although it can be asked to).


Download version 1.1.0 (beta)
released on 5 March 2005

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BSD 3ClauseJanet Casey16 July 2004

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Doug Harpie Maintainer

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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 7 January 2008.


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