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Answer: How do I handle mid-line carriage returns in a flatfile database?

by cianoz (Friar)
on Aug 26, 2000 at 16:32 UTC ( #29800=categorized answer: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Q&A > regular expressions > How do I handle mid-line carriage returns in a flatfile database? - Answer contributed by cianoz

Usually i prefer to uri-encode multiline fields so i can preserve LF and CR... you can do this way:
use URI::Escape; my $safe_field = uri_escape($field); ## now you can put $safe_field in the db ## without worry about CR/LF a ## restore it: $field = uri_unescape($safe_field);

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