Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
There's more than one way to do things
 
PerlMonks  

comment on

( #3333=superdoc: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

That's exactly it: I needed top retrieve some CNs from an Active Directory server, but one of them was encoded in Base64, since it contained an accented character. To decode it inline I quickly wrote this:

perl -MEncode -MMIME::Base64 -lpe 'Encode::from_to($_=decode_base64($_),"utf8","iso-8859-1")'

Just type in the string and press enter, it will return the decoded string in ISO-8859-1 format.

One could go further and write something just a bit more complicated:

perl -MEncode -MMIME::Base64 -lpe 'if (/::/) { ($attr,$_)=split ; Encode::from_to($_=decode_base64($_),"utf8","iso-8859-1") ; $_="$attr: $_" }'

that should work in the trivial cases (non-multiline-split attribute values). I used it this way:

ldapsearch -x -h 10.11.12.13 -p 3268 -b dc=ourdomain,dc=com -D a_dn_al +lowed_to_search_and -w its_password '(manager=the_dn_of_our_boss)' cn + | perl -MEncode -MMIME::Base64 -lpe 'if (/::/) { ($attr,$_)=split ; +Encode::from_to($_=decode_base64($_),"utf8","iso-8859-1") ; $_="$attr +: $_" }'

Ciao!
--bronto


In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is.

In reply to Converting Active Directory's Base64-Encoded UTF8 data to ISO-8859-1 inline by bronto

Title:
Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":



  • Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
  • Titles consisting of a single word are discouraged, and in most cases are disallowed outright.
  • Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
  • Please read these before you post! —
  • Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
    a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
  • You may need to use entities for some characters, as follows. (Exception: Within code tags, you can put the characters literally.)
            For:     Use:
    & &amp;
    < &lt;
    > &gt;
    [ &#91;
    ] &#93;
  • Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
  • See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
  • Log In?
    Username:
    Password:

    What's my password?
    Create A New User
    Chatterbox?
    and the web crawler heard nothing...

    How do I use this? | Other CB clients
    Other Users?
    Others studying the Monastery: (10)
    As of 2021-04-23 12:29 GMT
    Sections?
    Information?
    Find Nodes?
    Leftovers?
      Voting Booth?

      No recent polls found

      Notices?