binary vs. text?
sunshine at public.kherson.ua
Mon Dec 11 17:22:04 EST 2006
On 12/12/06 12:15 AM, "Ruslan Zasukhin" <sunshine at public.kherson.ua> wrote:
> On 12/12/06 12:09 AM, "Chris Sheffield" <cmsheffield at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Chris,
>> Does anyone have a sure fire way to determine if a file is binary or
>> I have need to create an import utility that will import data from a
>> text file (csv, tab-delimited, etc) into a database, but I'd like to
>> check the file before doing anything else just to make sure it is in
>> fact text and not binary.
>> Any thoughts?
> If file follow unicode rules, it have special signature on start
> I did not hear about such ability define kind of file..
Well, I think you can try next:
1) check unicode signature.
if you have find it -- this is unicode textfile
you can scan the whole file or its part,
byte for byte to see if you meat a ZERO byte.
if YES - its a binary file.
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