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Problem Encoding/Decoding PDF with MIME::Base64by DamnDirtyApe (Curate)
|on Apr 28, 2004 at 20:57 UTC||Need Help??|
DamnDirtyApe has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
G'day, monks. I've been playing with SQLite alot lately, and I'm trying to find a way to add binary attachments to the database. The SQLite docs recommend Base64 encoding, so I thought I'd experiment with that a bit.
Here's my program to encode files in Base64:
And the matching decode program:
Here's what I tried to test it:
When I try to open yis.pdf with Acrobat Reader, it says there's an error in the file. The original PDF works fine. Any suggestions?
UPDATE: I moved these PDFs to my Linux box and used hexdump -C to look at them - it looks like an endline issue (yis.pdf has Windows-style endlines). I tried adding local $/ = "\n"; to each file, but that didn't seem to help.
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