Files named in Chinese characters couldn't display properly in Fedora 12

Hiisi very-cool at
Tue Aug 31 03:54:58 UTC 2010

2010/8/31 Ed Greshko <Ed.Greshko at>:
> Hadn't known about that command.  Thanks....
> Sometimes the hardest thing is to determine what encoding the file names
> are in to start.  :-(
> --
> A tall, dark stranger will have more fun than you. 葛斯克 愛德華 / 台北
> 市八德路四段

For that purpose there's a powerful utility called enca. From enca man page:
 If you are lucky enough, the only two things you will ever need to know
       are: command

              enca FILE

       will tell you which encoding file FILE uses (without changing it), and

              enconv FILE

       will convert file FILE to your locale native encoding.
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