Commands tagged ut (1)

  • This command is a powerful "detoxifier" that eliminates special chars, spaces and all those little chars we don't like. It support several "sequences" so be sure to check your /usr/local/etc/detoxrc while at it... and maybe define your own Show Sample Output


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    detox -r -s utf_8 /path/to/old/win/files/dir
    renich · 2009-03-16 07:50:36 3

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