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ascii to unicode text file conversion

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Hi, I am looking for a utility to convert text files from ascii to unicode. I have tried the native2ascii (-reverse) util that comes with JDK but it doesn't cut it. I want to process directories of files at a time, that util does 1 at a time. I wrote a small program to run this util for every file in a dir but it runs way too slow and it then screws up my files.

If there isn't a decent util like that around, i'll pay many more points for a nice perl
script or C file (if you write it in C-> i'm using linux kernel 2.0.35 in slackware with libc5). I could do this in Java but won't bother if someone gives me a perl or C file.

Thanks in advance
-Rasp (rshortt@quantumtraining.nb.ca)
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You can try using the find program. Go to the base of the file tree and type this to make native versions of the files with extension .ntv. This is c shell code and assumes the files all have extension .asc.

for file (`find . -name '*.asc' -print`)
native2ascii -reverse $file `echo $file | sed 's/.asc/.ntv/'`
end

Or in perl:

#!/usr/athena/bin/perl

@files = split(/\n/, `find . -name '*.sh'`);

for (@files) {
    $outfile = $_;
    $outfile =~ s/(.*)\.asc$/$1\.ntv/;
    system("native2ascii -reverse $_ $outfile");
}


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