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Re^5: Windows NTFS UTF-16LE File-Operations

by repellent (Priest)
on Feb 21, 2012 at 00:29 UTC ( #955194=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^4: Windows NTFS UTF-16LE File-Operations
in thread Windows NTFS UTF-16LE File-Operations

You need to encode back to octets the return of Win32::GetLongPathName(), because say is printing out octets. Win32::FindFile is most likely doing that for you already.

Which encoding you choose should depend on what your console expects (to be able to redisplay the characters).

perl -MEncode -E "say encode( 'UTF-8', Win32::GetLongPathName( $_ ) ) +for glob '*'"

If 'UTF-8' doesn't work out, choose another encoding that works well with your console. Bear in mind that the UTF-8 encoding may be fine as-is, and that the console just needs better fonts (which is not your case, because I infer that you can see the characters displayed properly using Win32::FindFile).

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Re^6: Windows NTFS UTF-16LE File-Operations
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Feb 21, 2012 at 00:53 UTC

    Yes. That seems to work. I thought that -C0 would take care of that for me...I'm just very glad that I don't have to deal with this crap!

    \test\junk>perl -C0 -E"say Win32::GetLongPathName( $_ ) for glob '*'"
    Wide character in print at -e line 1.

    C:\test\junk>perl -MEncode -E "say encode('UTF-8', Win32::GetLongPathName( $_ ) ) for glob '*'"


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