Commands by Corona688 (1)

  • You can use ordinary printf to convert "%23%21%2fbin%2fbash" into "#!/bin/bash" with no external utilities, by using a little known printf feature -- the "%b" specifier converts shell escapes. Replace % with \x and printf will understand the urlencoded string. BASH's printf has an extension to set a variable directly, too. So you get to convert urlencoded strings from garble to plaintext in one step with no externals and no backticks. Show Sample Output

    VAR="%23%21%2fbin%2fbash" ; printf -v VAR "%b" "${VAR//\%/\x}" ; echo $VAR
    Corona688 · 2012-01-06 22:09:01 3

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