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Home » U++ Library support » FileSel&FileList, Path » Getting the file type. (binary vs text files)
Getting the file type. (binary vs text files) [message #14196] Tue, 19 February 2008 16:17 Go to next message
captainc is currently offline  captainc
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I would like to test for file type. Mainly I want to check whether a file is binary or text. What is the best way to do this?
Re: Getting the file type. (binary vs text files) [message #14197 is a reply to message #14196] Tue, 19 February 2008 18:54 Go to previous message
cbpporter is currently offline  cbpporter
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captainc wrote on Tue, 19 February 2008 17:17

I would like to test for file type. Mainly I want to check whether a file is binary or text. What is the best way to do this?

Actually, the difference between a text file and a binary file is not really present in it's hardware or filesystem representation (at least not under the OSs I know), just in the way we write read from it. It is just a formal difference. Still, if you want only ASCII text, you can read the file and check if all the characters are alphanumeric plus punctuation signs.

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