Detecting Binary content in files

Christian Heimes lists at
Tue Mar 31 23:29:06 CEST 2009

Josh Dukes wrote:
> Of course this would detect unicode files as being binary and maybe
> that's not what you want. How are you thinking about doing it in
> perl exactly? 

There is no such thing as a unicode file. You most likely mean UTF-8 or
UTF-16 coded text.


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