[OS X TeX] path name

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Thu Feb 23 05:01:23 EST 2006

Am 23.02.2006 um 10:05 schrieb Friedrich Vosberg:

> What is necessary to do for a fine working script that does it's  
> job locale and in the network too?

What kind is the server? How does Mac OS X treat its file name encoding?

iconv -l will show the encodings it supports.

Assuming that the server is MS Losedows the from value (-f) might be  

A test would be to create when logged in to that server a file with  
the name ä-ö-ü-ß.ÜÖÄ or such in a freshly created directory and then  
on the Mac visit the mounted file system, cd into that almost empty  
directory and see with ls -wl how this name is spelled. If it's  
spelled correctly the iconv part might be unnecessary. If not, you  
can test with

	ls -1w | iconv -f CP1250 -t MacRoman

and other from values which converts the name correctly.

ls -1 only shows one column containing the directory or file names.  
ls -w makes ls output 8 and more bits characters just as they are  
without any 'interpretation,' that's the proper way to list the  
contents of a directory in Mac OS X that has some 'exotic' names. ls  
-1w makes the names appear correctly 'spelled' in one column.

Mit friedvollen Grüßen

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