Converts filenames, directories, and filesystems to a different encoding
'convmv' converts filenames (not file content), directories, and even whole filesystems to a different encoding. This comes in very handy if, for example, one switches from an 8-bit locale to an UTF-8 locale. It has some smart features: it automagically recognises if a file is already UTF-8 encoded (thus partly converted filesystems can be fully moved to UTF-8) and it also takes care of symlinks. It can also convert from normalization form C (UTF-8 NFC) to NFD and vice-versa.
DocumentationUser manpage available in HTML format from https://www.j3e.de/linux/convmv/man/
released on 26 March 2016
25 July 2003
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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 21 April 2018.
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