Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Patrick Schoenfeld

* Package name : detox
Version : 1.1.1
Upstream Author : Doug Harple
* URL :
* License : BSD
Programming Lang: C
Description : utility to cleanup filenames from problematic characters

Detox is a utility designed to clean up filenames. It replaces difficult to
work with characters, such as spaces, with standard equivalents. It will also
clean up filenames with UTF-8 or Latin-1 (or CP-1252) characters in them.

* Removal or replacement of upper ASCII Latin-1 (ISO 8859-1) characters
* Removal or replacement of UTF-8 encoded Unicode characters
* Removal or replacement of spaces and other potentially tricky characters, such as (, ), and @
* Removal of any "-"s at the beginning of the filename
* Removal or replacement of CGI escaped ASCII characters, i.e. %20 becomes " " (which then becomes "_").
* Trimming of excessive "_" and "-"s.
* Directory recursion, dry runs, verbose listings.
It's designed with safety in mind. It won't overwrite to a file that already exists,
and it doesn't touch special files normally (but it can be asked to).

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
APT prefers unstable
APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.22-2-k7 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

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