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Re: Distinguishing text from binary data

by Happy-the-monk (Abbot)
on Oct 05, 2004 at 13:25 UTC ( #396570=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Distinguishing text from binary data

Is there a CPAN module for this kind of thing?

There are numerous. Some of them even work on scalars, not only filehandles. Have a look at File::MimeInfo::Magic and File::LibMagic for a start.

For most similar tasks, yet not for your actual one you may find File::MMagic most useful.

Cheers, Sören

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[Discipulus]: if is the author of a patch, is more like a 'request to push' into rather than a pull request..
[choroba]: as it's considered unpolite to push to someone else's repo
[choroba]: and in fact, you don't push into the target repo, you push into your branch of your fork
[choroba]: the maintainer of the upstream repo than "merges" the pull request, i.e. they pull from your fork into the upstream
[Discipulus]: ' i.e. you asked them to pull from your repo' =~ I (subj) want to push
[Discipulus]: chorobayour words are reasonable
[choroba]: I'm just repeating some else's words as I remembered them after having asked the same question
[choroba]: s/some/someone/
Discipulus what a pity all people do not speak only in eatalian..
[choroba]: we'd need video calls more often :)

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