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NAME

       uniconv - convert Netatalk volume encoding

SYNOPSIS

       uniconv [-ndv] -c cnidbackend -f fromcode -t tocode [-m maccode] volumepath

DESCRIPTION

       uniconv converts the volume encoding of volumepath from the fromcode to the tocode
       encoding.

OPTIONS

       -c
           CNID backend used on this volume, usually cdb or dbd. Should match the backend
           selected with afpd for this volume. If not specified, the default CNID backend `dbd´
           is used

       -d
           don´t CAP encode leading dots (:2e), equivalent to usedots in AppleVolumes.default(5)

       -f
           encoding to convert from, use ASCII for CAP encoded volumes

       -h
           display help

       -m
           Macintosh client codepage, required for CAP encoded volumes. Defaults to `MAC_ROMAN´

       -n
           `dry run´, don´t do any real changes

       -t
           volume encoding to convert to, e.g. UTF8

       -v
           verbose output, use twice for maximum logging.

       -V
           print version and exit

WARNING

       Setting the wrong options might render your data unusable!!! Make sure you know what you
       are doing. Always backup your data first.

       It is *strongly* recommended to do a `dry run´ first and to check the output for
       conversion errors.

       afpd(8) should not be running while you change the volume encoding. Remember to change
       volcodepage in AppleVolumes.default(5) to the new codepage, before restarting afpd.

       In case of MacChineseTraditional, MacJapanese or MacKorean, uniconv cannot be used.

       USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!

SELECTABLE CHARSETS

       Netatalk provides internal support for UTF-8 (pre- and decomposed) and CAP. If you want to
       use other charsets, they must be provided by iconv(1)

       uniconv also knows iso-8859.adapted, an old style 1.x NLS widely used. This is only
       intended for upgrading old volumes, afpd(8) cannot handle iso-8859.adapted anymore.

CNID BACKGROUND

       The CNID backends maintains name to ID mappings. If you change a filename outside afpd(8)
       (shell, samba), the CNID db, i.e. the DIDNAME index, gets inconsistent. Netatalk tries to
       recover from such inconsistencies as gracefully as possible. The mechanisms to resolve
       such inconsistencies may fail sometimes, though, as this is not an easy task to
       accomplish. I.e. if several names in the path to the file or directory have changed,
       things may go wrong.

       If you change a lot of filenames at once, chances are higher that the afpds fallback
       mechanisms fail, i.e. files will be assigned new IDs, even though the file hasn´t changed.
       uniconv therefore updates the CNID entry for each file/directory directly after it changes
       the name to avoid inconsistencies. The two supported backends for volumes, dbd and cdb,
       use the same CNID db format. Therefore, you could use uniconv with cdb and afpd with dbd
       later.

       Warning: There must not be two processes opening the CNID database using different
       backends at once! If a volume is still opened with dbd (cnid_metad/cnid_dbd) and you start
       uniconv with cdb, the result will be a corrupted CNID database, as the two backends use
       different locking schemes. You might run into additional problems, e.g. if dbd is compiled
       with transactions, cdb will not update the transaction logs.

       In general, it is recommended to use the same backend for uniconv you are using with
       afpd(8).

EXAMPLES

       convert 1.x CAP encoded volume to UTF-8, clients used MacRoman codepage, cnidscheme is
       dbd:

           example% uniconv -c dbd -f ASCII -t UTF8 -m MAC_ROMAN /path/to/share

       convert iso8859-1 volume to UTF-8, cnidscheme is cdb:

           example% uniconv -c cdb -f ISO-8859-1 -t UTF8 -m MAC_ROMAN /path/to/share

       convert 1.x volume using iso8859-1 adapted NLS to CAP encoding:

           example% uniconv -f ISO-8859-ADAPTED -t ASCII -m MAC_ROMAN/path/to/share

       convert UTF-8 volume to CAP, for MacCyrillic clients:

           example% uniconv -f UTF8 -t ASCII -m MAC_CYRILLIC /path/to/share

SEE ALSO

       AppleVolumes.default(5),afpd(8),iconv(1),cnid_metad(8),cnid_dbd(8)