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converting tiny binary strings for internet transmission

by zentara (Archbishop)
on Mar 28, 2002 at 20:20 UTC ( #155096=categorized question: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
Contributed by zentara on Mar 28, 2002 at 20:20 UTC
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Hi, I have a password that is encrypted with RC4, which results in a short binary string of non-prinable characters. I am looking for something like uuencode to change it to printable characters, so it can be stored as a cookie, retreived, and decoded. The problem is that the string is very short, and uuencode is probably overkill on it. What are good methods to do this conversion?

Answer: converting tiny binary strings for internet transmission
contributed by Anonymous Monk

my $printable = unpack "H*", $string;
Or to UUencode as you mentioned in your question:
my $printable = unpack "u*", $string;

Answer: converting tiny binary strings for internet transmission
contributed by Juerd

Try any serializer. FreezeThaw, Storable. UUEncoding it is not such a bad idea

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