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Old 01-06-2006, 06:28 AM   #1
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In my Perl script, $data contains 3200 bytes of data, which is actually 3200 chars of text written in EBCDIC format.

How can I print it on screen or convert it to ASCII?
Old 01-06-2006, 11:35 AM   #2
jim mcnamara
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dd is a linux command line utility that converts ASCII<->EBCDIC.

You'll have to invoke it using system() (it only works on files and stdin) and create a tmpfile that is ASCII.

See man dd for more information.

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