Renaming files to fit on a FAT32 drive

When moving files from my hard-drive (formatted in ext3) to my mp3 music player or to any drive formatted in FAT32, some files never get to the destination due to illegal characters in their filename.

Those includes characters like question marks, colons or quotes which can be quite common in media filenames.

So I wrote myself a tiny command-line script to make the filenames FTA32 compliant. Note that this is a destructive operation as it will simply remove the illegal characters.

Tags : #fat32

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