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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.

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Recent releases

  •  12 Apr 2008 08:08

    Release Notes: This release provides more configurable filters, inline detoxification, and bugfixes.

    •  13 Mar 2005 10:48

      Release Notes: This release contains improvements to the way detox is built. This release also ensures that existing config files and translation tables will not be overwritten by subsequent installs.

      •  05 Mar 2005 16:46

        Release Notes: This release adds a filter to make filenames lowercase and enables support for libpopt to allow Darwin and Solaris to use long options.

        •  09 Aug 2004 00:42

          Release Notes: This release introduces the ability to translate UTF-8 encoded Unicode characters in filenames. It also introduces the ability to tune the way that ISO 8859-1 (Latin-1) and Unicode characters get translated. Furthermore, the ability to control what filters get applied to filenames is now available, with several translation sequences preconfigured. uncgi has been removed from the default translation sequence.

          •  16 Jul 2004 07:02

            No changes have been submitted for this release.

            Recent comments

            29 Jan 2006 10:59 cerceaux

            detox: a real time saver
            When you have to deal with large folders where files are provided by numerous users, you never know what weird filenaming scheme some of them use.

            This small script cleans up the filename space faster than any gui.

            It makes the files usable by any running service, no matter the character set used.

            I encounter a small bug with filename starting with the '-' (dash) caracter.

            So, 9/10 for this one.

            17 Dec 2005 20:01 cerceaux

            A nice simple idea and a real time saver.

            I already had a few gui programs for mass renaming, but the command line is much faster an in this case simpler.



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