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Re: How to convert octal non printable chars in a string?

by kennethk (Abbot)
on Jun 27, 2013 at 14:47 UTC ( #1041032=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to How to convert octal non printable chars in a string?

See the discussion at How can I safely unescape a string., revealed to me by Brother Google. Short answer:
$string =~ s/\\([0-7]+)/chr oct $1/eg;
See oct; chr; Search and replace in perlretut (search for s///e); and g in perlre for details.

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