Identifying garbage characters 
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 Identifying garbage characters

Hello to the folks reading comp.lang.perl.misc!

I'm trying to write a regular expression to get rid of 'garbage'
characters in a binary file, where garbage is defined as anything that
isn't alphanumeric or punctuation readily available on a standard
keyboard.  Here's what I have so far, but I can't figure out what
characters I need to escape within a character class!  Maybe someone who
has done something like this can help me out.

$garbage = s/([^$word]+[$word]{0,3}[^$word]+)//g

- Brian

Wed, 23 Feb 2000 03:00:00 GMT  
 Identifying garbage characters

Hi Brian

What about something of that kind:

perl -pe '$_ =~ s/[\000-\040]//g' /bin/sh

Seems to work, but test for yourself:-)

Bye, per.

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zuerich, Switzerland

Wed, 23 Feb 2000 03:00:00 GMT  
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