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Default [solved] special character problem

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i have a .mp4 file which i will convert to .mp3 but i can't escape the characters at the beginning

~ _ Notis Sfakianakis ~ Dose ena telos-uAGmYjSm_i8.mp4

i hope someone can help me

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If the filename is as you've posted, all you should need to do is surround the filename in double-quote characters. For example:
Code:
$ mv "~ _ Notis Sfakianakis ~ Dose ena telos-uAGmYjSm_i8.mp4" my.video.mp4
If the file has non-printable characters in the name, you may be able to address it with wildcards:
Code:
$ mv *i8.mp4 my.video.mp4
If both methods fail, you can manually rename the file to ASCII characters with fsdb(8).
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... be sure to read its manual. Here is an example of using its chname subcommand to rename a file.

I have created this simple filesystem, containing the directory structure path/to/directory and the innermost directory, directory holds two files: "a.file" and the file I wish to change, "bad.file".
Code:
$ ls -R
path

./path:
to

./path/to:
directory

./path/to/directory:
a.file   bad.file
This happens to be a filesystem I created for the example: vnd0a. Here's what the change steps look like, starting with the character (raw) device node, and an unmounted filesystem.
Code:
# fsdb -f /dev/rvnd0a
** /dev/rvnd0a
** File system is already clean
Editing file system `/dev/rvnd0a'
Last mounted on /mnt
current inode: directory
I=2 MODE=40755 SIZE=512
.
.
.
OWNER=root GRP=wheel LINKCNT=3 FLAGS=0 BLKCNT=4 GEN=eac5a82a
fsdb (inum: 2)> cd /path/to/directory
.
.
.
component `directory': current inode: directory
I=642 MODE=40755 SIZE=512
.
.
.
OWNER=root GRP=wheel LINKCNT=2 FLAGS=0 BLKCNT=4 GEN=9408be79
fsdb (inum: 642)> ls
slot 0 ino 642 reclen 12: directory, `.'
slot 1 ino 641 reclen 12: directory, `..'
slot 2 ino 643 reclen 16, regular, `a.file'
slot 3 ino 643 reclen 472: regular, `bad.file'
fsdb (inum: 642)>  chname 3 good.file
fsdb (inum: 642)> ls
slot 0 ino 642 reclen 12: directory, `.'
slot 1 ino 641 reclen 12: directory, `..'
slot 2 ino 643 reclen 16, regular, `a.file'
slot 3 ino 643 reclen 472: regular, `good.file'
fsdb (inum: 642)> quit
*** FILE SYSTEM MARKED DIRTY
*** BE SURE TO RUN FSCK TO CLEAN UP ANY DAMAGE
*** IF IT WAS MOUNTED, RE-MOUNT WITH  -u -o reload
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Hello :-)

Thank you very very much jggimi it works :-)

mv *i8.mp4 my.video.mp4

i wish all of you a happy new year

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