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Renaming non-ascii filesby jon12 (Novice)
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jon12 has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I am trying to get some clarity on Perl's ability to rename non-ascii files. I would like to rename only non-ascii files in a directory that contains ascii and non-ascii filenames.
However, I am finding that with the standard Perl rename(oldfilename, newfilename) I recieve a "Permission Denied at <STDIN> line xxx" where xxx is the line containing the rename command. This error only appears when Perl attempts to rename a non-ascii filename.
Using the bactick rename: `rename \"oldfilename\" \"newfilename\"` the program seems to work with the caveat that Perl sees the non-ascii filenames as question marks ????? ????? and seems to find multiple duplicates and cannot rename all found. Error: Duplicate filename or file cannot be found.
Here is my code, I have many versions but this is my latest:
Build: Active Perl v5.8.4
System: Windows XP Pro
Is there a better way to achieve the renaming of files, as neither of these methods are effective?
Thanks in advance.