Re: Bug#220856: ITP: convmv -- converts filenames from one encoding to another
On Fri, 2003-11-14 at 23:32, Raphael Zimmerer wrote:
> * Package name : convmv
> Description : converts filenames from one encoding to another
"filename encoding conversion tool"
> convmv is meant to help convert a single filename, a directory tree and
> the contained files or a whole filesystem into a different encoding. It
> just converts the filenames, not the content of the files. A special
> feature of convmv is that it also takes care of symlinks, also converts
> the symlink target pointer in case the symlink target is being converted,
Tweaking the wording:
"convmv can convert a single filename, a directory tree or all files on
a filesystem to a different encoding. It only converts the encoding of
filenames, not file contents. A special feature of convmv is that it
also takes care of symlinks: the encoding of the symlink's target
pointer will be converted if the symlink target is being converted too."
I'm not sure what this last sentence means in terms of functionality: if
a -> b
and I convert a's encoding, it will also convert b's?
In that case, I'd rewrite the sentence as
"..takes care of symlinks: the encoding of the symlink's target will be
converted if the symlink itself is being converted."
> All this comes in very handy when one wants to switch over from old 8-bit
> locales to UTF-8 locales. It is also possible to convert directories to
> UTF-8 which are already partly UTF-8 encoded.
The first sentence doesn't really belong in a description. The last
sentence definitely does, though I'd s/partly/partially/.
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