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Old 08-20-2015, 02:24 AM   #1
tranphat
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strange character in private key


Dear all,

Could anyone please help me. I have problem with strange character in my private key.
Here is my command: cat -vet webkey.key
You can see the bad character below:
M-oM-;M-?
-----BEGIN RSA PRIVATE KEY-----$
MIxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

I run it with dos2unix command, but still not fix this issue.
How can we remove it? Please advise me.

Last edited by tranphat; 08-26-2015 at 10:43 AM.
 
Old 08-20-2015, 04:41 AM   #2
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1. Don't post private keys to public forums (even fragments of them)
2. Recreate your key (see point 1)
3. When you export your keys do not let them near word processors or other advanced editors that might add UTF-8 BOM chars to the file.
4. To delete such things my personal preference is a decent text editor (jed) which will show those control codes as 3 chars and allow you to delete them as if they were any other character.
 
Old 08-26-2015, 10:42 AM   #3
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1. Don't post private keys to public forums (even fragments of them)
2. Recreate your key (see point 1)
3. When you export your keys do not let them near word processors or other advanced editors that might add UTF-8 BOM chars to the file.
4. To delete such things my personal preference is a decent text editor (jed) which will show those control codes as 3 chars and allow you to delete them as if they were any other character.
Hi wildwizard,

1. I understand what you mean. I will be careful.
2,3,4: Yes, it's saved with UTF8 BOM unexpectedly. I saved it again with UT8 Without BOM and it's ok now.

Thank you so much
 
  


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