Migration from old 8-bit locales to UTF-8 locales

Several times I have had “great fun” converting filenames from the old 8-bit locales to use the new UTF-8 locales. Everytime, I used some time to find find a tool for it because everytime I forget the name of the tool convmv. The fuckup usually shows itself on the file server (Samba) where the users happily uses æøå for filenames.

Now I’ll blog about so hopefully next time I can remember the name of the tool or atleast just make a search on my blog.

Debian has packages in their repository bu for SLES you need to download the tool manually. I found the tool on download.com

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