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     detox — clean up filenames


     detox [-hnLrv] [-s sequence] [-f configfile] [--dry-run] [--special] file ...


     The detox utility renames files to make them easier to work with.  It removes spaces and
     other such annoyances.  It'll also translate or cleanup Latin-1 (ISO 8859-1) characters
     encoded in 8-bit ASCII, Unicode characters encoded in UTF-8, and CGI escaped characters.

     detox is driven by a configurable series of filters, called a sequence.  Sequences are
     covered in more detail in detoxrc(5) and are discoverable with the -L option.  Some examples
     of default sequences are iso8859_1 and utf_8.

     The main options:

     -f configfile
                 Use configfile instead of the default configuration files for loading
                 translation sequences.  No other config file will be parsed.

     -h --help   Display helpful information.

     -L          List the currently available sequences.  When paired with -v this option shows
                 what filters are used in each sequence and any properties applied to the

     -n --dry-run
                 Doesn't actually change anything.  This implies the -v option.

     -r          Recurse into subdirectories.

     -s sequence
                 Use sequence instead of default.

     --special   Works on special files (including links).  Normally detox ignores these files.

     -v          Be verbose about which files are being renamed.

     -V          Show the current version of detox.

   Deprecated Options
     Deprecated Options are options that were available in earlier versions of detox but have
     lost their meaning and are being phased out.

                 Removes _ and - after .'s in filenames.  This was first provided in the 0.9
                 series of detox.  After the introduction of sequences, it lost its meaning, as
                 you could now determine the properties of wipeup through a particular sequence's
                 configuration.  It presently forces all instances of the wipeup filter to use
                 remove trailing, regardless of what's actually in the config files.


     detoxrc        The system-wide detoxrc file.
     ~/.detoxrc     A user's personal detoxrc.  Normally it extends the system-wide detoxrc,
                    unless -f has been specified, in which case, it is ignored.
     iso8859_1.tbl  The default ISO 8859-1 translation table.
     unicode.tbl    The default Unicode (UTF-8) translation table.


     detox -s iso8859_1 -r -v -n /tmp/new_files
                 Will run the sequence iso8859_1 recursively, listing any changes, without
                 changing anything, on the files of /tmp/new_files.

     detox -f my_detoxrc -L -v
                 Will list the sequences within my_detoxrc, showing their filters and options.


     inline-detox(1), detoxrc(5), detox.tbl(5).


     detox was originally designed to clean up files that I had received from friends which had
     been created using other operating systems.  It's trivial to create a filename with spaces,
     parenthesis, brackets, and ampersands under some operating systems.  These have special
     meaning within FreeBSD and Linux, and cause problems when you go to access them.  I created
     detox to clean up these files.


     detox was written by Doug Harple.


     If, after the translation of a filename is finished, a file already exists with that same
     name, detox will not rename the file.  This could cause a problem with the max_length
     filter, if it was imperative that the files be cut down to a certain length.

     Long options don't work under Solaris or Darwin.

     An error in the config file will cause a segfault as it's going to print the offending word
     within the config file.