Convert a bunch of HTML files from ISO-8859-1 to UTF-8 file encoding in a folder and all sub-folders

for x in `find . -name '*.html'` ; do iconv -f ISO-8859-1 -t UTF-8 $x > "$x.utf8"; rm $x; mv "$x.utf8" $x; done
This is my first attempt at converting all HTML files to UTF-8 file encoding, including all subfolders. Theres probably a much more compact way to do it, but I'm quite proud of it with my windows background ;)

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2009-02-25 08:16:01

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the semicolon goes before "do" like so: for x in `find . -name '*.html'` ; do iconv -f ISO-8859-1 -t UTF-8 $x > "$x.utf8"; rm $x; mv "$x.utf8" $x; done
jcgam69 · 503 weeks and 3 days ago
Sorry about that. I'll update the entry. Its because I had it as a multi-line script locally, like this :- #!/bin/bash for x in `find . -name '*.i' -or -name '*.html' -or -name '*.htm' -or -name '*.pl'` do iconv -f ISO-8859-1 -t UTF-8 $x > "$x.utf8" rm $x mv "$x.utf8" $x done
unixmonkey1789 · 503 weeks and 3 days ago
Sorry about that. I'll update the entry. Its because I had it as a multi-line script locally, like this :- #!/bin/bash for x in `find . -name '*.i' -or -name '*.html' -or -name '*.htm' -or -name '*.pl'` do iconv -f ISO-8859-1 -t UTF-8 $x > "$x.utf8" rm $x mv "$x.utf8" $x done
unixmonkey1789 · 503 weeks and 3 days ago

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