Rich Freeman on 17 Jun 2016 08:17:13 -0700

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

On Fri, Jun 17, 2016 at 11:06 AM, Michael Lazin <> wrote:
> I am interested in using the find command to recursively find all non-ascii
> character named files in a directory.

I can't help you with your problem, but this might be a good time to
plug a tool called detox:

You wouldn't use it for files with foreign language names that you
cared about.  It is for files labeled mostly in ascii with stuff like
spaces, symbols, a few random unicode characters, etc.  It is pretty
aggressive in what it strips out or underscores, etc.  Certainly the
resulting filenames do not require quoting.

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