detox 3.1u review

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Detox is a utility designed to clean up filenames

License: BSD License
File size: 0K
Developer: Doug Harple
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Detox is a utility designed to clean up filenames. It replaces difficult to work with characters, such as spaces, with standard equivalents. It will also clean up filenames with UTF-8 or Latin-1 (or CP-1252) characters in them.

Here are some key features of "detox":
Removal or replacement of upper ASCII Latin-1 (ISO 8859-1) characters (i.e. left facing and right facing double quotes). Whenever possible a replacement character will be used (i.e. an "A" will take the place of an "A" with an accent mark over it).
Removal or replacement of UTF-8 encoded Unicode characters. This operates along the same line as the ISO 8859-1 translation, except the scope of Unicode is much larger.
Removal or replacement of spaces and other potentially tricky characters, such as (, ), and @. Removal of any "-"s at the beginning of the filename.
Removal or replacement of CGI escaped ASCII characters, i.e. %20 becomes " " (which then becomes "_").
Trimming of excessive "_" and "-"s.
Directory recursion, dry runs, verbose listings.
It's designed with safety in mind. It won't overwrite to a file that already exists, and it doesn't touch special files normally (but it can be asked to).

What's New in This Release:
Modified the safe filter to use a translation table.
Modified the safe filter fallback (previous functionality) to operate without any special behavior. The wipeup filter now picks up where the safe filter left off.
Fixed the default permissions on install (files are 644 now).
Updated libpopt support to work on Linux under the PowerPC platform (chars are unsigned by default).
Included the generated lex and yacc files in the default package.
Added additional logic to allow files on case insensitive filesystems to have their case changed.
Added the ability to set locale specific translations in the translation tables.
Added German specific translations to the translation tables.

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