Asier Asier - 18 days ago 8
Perl Question

How to convert hex to char string in perl

I need change the %xx HEX characters to chars. I am trying with this code but it does not works:

#!/usr/bin/perl -w

my $cadena = "%40%61%62";
print $cadena."\n";
$cadena =~ s/%//g;
print "cad: ".$cadena."\n";
my $string =~ s/([a-fA-F0-9][a-fA-F0-9])/chr(hex($1))/eg;
print "traducida: ".$string;

Answer

Change

my $string =~ s/([a-fA-F0-9][a-fA-F0-9])/chr(hex($1))/eg;

to

$cadena =~ s/([a-fA-F0-9][a-fA-F0-9])/chr(hex($1))/eg;

so that search and replace is done on $cadena.

Output: @ab

40 => @
61 => a
62 => b