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regex to match troublesome characters in filenames

Just something I’ve found useful that I keep having to look up… [^a-zA-Z0-9\.\-\_]* (match all characters except a to z, A to Z, 0 to 9, dot/period, dash, and underscore… most modern OSs should handle these characters) (use this in thunar, renamer, prename, etc. dealing with large batches of files… e.g. email backups where filenames …

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