I have files copied from Windows computers in ancient times. The filenames contain special characters and they have been messed up somewhere along the way. For example I got a file named
9.5.2 Modelo de aceptaci??n (espa??ol).doc in the folder
9 Garant??a del Estado.
First, I want to find and list these files. Stackexchange tells us how to do that:
LC_ALL=C find . -name '*[! -~]*'
This will find all names that have non-ASCII letters, not only those that are broken. But in my case I have folders where ALL of the names are broken, so I don’t mind.
Second, I want to fix the names. I did it manually, but for future reference, if I ever were to do anything like that again, I might use one of the solutions proposed in this thread on serverfault.com.