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I was playing around with this and expecting to post something clever about how -B doesn't mean binary - according to the documentation it means "not ASCII", which ain't the same as binary. However ...

$ perl -v This is perl, v5.8.8 $ cat foo
(this is apparently Chinese for "text") $ perl -e 'print -T "foo"' 1 $ perl -e 'print -B "foo"' $

So even as far back as 5.8.8 it DTRT, although the documentation is wrong.

Update: sorry for the bad formatting - perlmonks doesn't like me cutting and pasting funny foreign characters into a <code> block.

In reply to Re: Trying to write a subroutine to return if file is Text or Binary by DrHyde
in thread Trying to write a subroutine to return if file is Text or Binary by csorrentini

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