Rich Freeman on 17 Jun 2016 08:16:46 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] find all files with non ascii characters in a directory

On Fri, Jun 17, 2016 at 11:13 AM, Michael Lazin <> wrote:
> I see that I was missing the -P to indicate perl regex.  I subsquently tried
> this:
> find . -type f | grep -P "[\x80-\xFF]"
> ./.PlayOnLinux/configurations/icones/Marine Malice 2 : Le Mystère de l'Ecole
> Hantée
> It found a french named file I didn't even know I had but ignored the
> chinese named test file completely.  It is imperative that it also find
> chinese characters.

I'm not a regexp/perl expert, but I suspect that this is detecting
extended ascii characters, not non-ascii characters.  You need to
search for unicode/etc as well.

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