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.
See other episodes for great sed information. I like to remove DOS end of line and end of file characters:
Comment #1 posted on 2016-08-09 00:46:44 by Jonathan Kulp
Thanks this is a genius tool. Never heard of it before.
Comment #2 posted on 2016-08-17 16:55:35 by Ken Fallon
I love detox
detox -vr *
wow what an excellent tool.
Comment #3 posted on 2016-08-19 16:30:03 by Dave Morriss
Thanks for mentioning 'ack'
Wow! I had never encountered 'ack' before. It's amazing.
I have written a bunch of Bash scripts to work with a PostgreSQL database (yes, I know, it's a bit like wearing a hair shirt; self mortification), and I found I could do things like:
ack --shell --pager=more psql .
There's no other easy way to do this that I know of.
Thanks very much for pointing this one out.
Comment #4 posted on 2016-08-21 14:53:50 by ivor
I always love vim tips. So I got pulled in looking at the buffer search. Then I noticed the other tools mentioned. Most of them I know about and use all that are relevant to me very frequently. So now I'm going to subscribe...
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