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Is there a way to tell what encoding is used for the name and content of a file? Both GUI and terminal solutions (preferred) are fine. Thanks and regards!

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You could try

chardet <<<filename

The chardet program can try to guess the encoding of the stream on stdin, and <<< is the mean by which bash use a string as stdin, the same as

echo filename | chardet

For a whole directory content you can use

ls dir | chardet


I forgot about the content, but is almost the same:

chardet <filename


cat filename | chardet

or for all the files in dir

cat dir/* | chardet

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