07-28-12 - DeUnicode 1.1

Made a few revisions to DeUnicode. Mainly because I got sick of continuing to run into stupid file name problems, you now have the option to even further reduce the set of allowable characters.

To make file names that are (almost) guaranteed to not cause any problems, you can use

DeUnicode -a -c -s *
where -a makes the output 7-bit ascii (instead of 8-bit windows "A" code page (not ANSI), which is the default), -c removes all special characters that are used in my console ("*^;[]()" etc., as well as anything under 32), and -s removes spaces.

Once you do all that, hey you actually get a fucking file name that you can use in the real world. While *some* apps work with some of those characters and *some* command shells work with some of those characters, if you have any of them, it's quite possible you will run somebody else's wild card traverse and it will do unexpected things, which is very very very (very very very) bad. Particularly when deleting or renaming.

usage :

c:\src\deunicode>deunicode -?
DeUnicode v1.1 by cbloom
 DeUnicode [-opts] <dir>
-r : recurse
-t : special the ("the blah" -> "blah, the")
-c : remove chsh special characters
-s : remove spaces
-a : ascii output [else 'A' code page]
-d : display only (don't do)
-q : quiet
-v : verbose
DeUnicode.zip at cbloom.com

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