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Re: UNIX/Linux text files

Adam Funk <a24061@yahoo.com> writes:

> On Tuesday 20 April 2004 13:50, John Hasler wrote:
>> Ciaran writes:
>>> Karsten probably answered the question you meant to ask, not the
>>> question you did ask
>> And the pendantically correct answer is that Unix and Linux do not
>> have
>> text files.  All Unix/Linux files are binary.
> Yes, but -T and -B tests in Perl know the difference!

According to the "Programming Perl" book, this works as follows: "The first
block or so of the file is examined for odd characters such as strange
control codes or metacharacters. If too many odd characters (>10%) are
found, it's -B file, otherwise it's a -T file".

So, basically, Perl is cheating.

Bye, Dragan

Dragan Cvetkovic, 

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