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Re: simple database solution without root access

On Mon, Jul 7, 2014 at 9:46 PM, Nuno Magalhães <nunomagalhaes@eu.ipp.pt> wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 7, 2014 at 1:12 PM, Joel Rees <joel.rees@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Jul 7, 2014 at 7:54 PM, Nuno Magalhães <nunomagalhaes@eu.ipp.pt> wrote:
>>> On Mon, Jul 7, 2014 at 4:09 AM, Joe Pfeiffer <pfeiffer@cs.nmsu.edu> wrote:
>>>> My typical experience is that when people distinguish "text" vs
>>>> "binary" files, they mean the whole file can reasonably be made sense
>>>> of in a text editor (that's not a precise definition, of course, but I
>>>> think it serves the purpose).  When I open an SQLite database I have
>>>> handy with emacs, it is rife with nulls and other non-printing
>>>> characters.
>>> That's what i meant by "text", yes.
>>> Perl::DBI + SQLite seems to be taking the lead.
>> Uhm, so, you mean, you can reasonably make sense of it with hexdump
>> -C? (Or a custom hexdump that handles your brand of multi-byte
>> characters, perhaps?)
> If it's really that mission-critical to you, [...]


(Personally, anything I can read with my customized hexdump is close
enough to text for me, but I really don't have an ore in this stream.

Glad you're finding a way forward with SQLite, even though the result
won't be quite as directly amenable to awk.)

Joel Rees

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Look first in your own heart.

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