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Re: Distinguishing text from binary data

by dave_the_m (Prior)
on Oct 05, 2004 at 09:26 UTC ( #396530=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Distinguishing text from binary data

Of course, if the text is still in a file, you can just do -T $filename


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Re^2: Distinguishing text from binary data
by Anonymous Monk on Oct 05, 2004 at 09:49 UTC
    No it isn't a file - it's a body of an HTTP response. I suppose I can write it to a file, although it does seem like a waste...
      No it isn't a file - it's a body of an HTTP response
      In that case, is examining the Content-type: header in the response sufficient?


        I'd tend to agree that the simplest course would probably be to check the headers that came with the data - they should give you the content-type as well as the encoding without you having to make assumptions about what makes the code binary or otherwise.

        --- Jay

        All code is untested unless otherwise stated.

      Those tests work on filehandles too, so if you have a socket, that should work.

      perldoc -f -X says it reads the current buffer for FHs, and the first block for files.

      zz zZ Z Z #!perl

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