renaming non-ascii file names

Below script replaces non-ascii character with an underscore in file/folder names.

Before running the below script, cd to the folder with files that need renamed first.

# Replaces non-ascii character with an underscore.

function rename_to_ascii() {
  echo -n "$1" | \
  perl -ne '$new = $_; if($new =~ s/[^[:ascii:]]/_/g) {
    print("Renaming $_ to $new\n");
    rename($_, $new);

export -f rename_to_ascii

find -depth -exec bash -c 'rename_to_ascii "$0"' {} \;

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