sed -e's/%\([0-9A-F][0-9A-F]\)/\\\\\x\1/g' | xargs echo -e
echo "http%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com" | sed -e's/%\([0-9A-F][0-9A-F]\)/\\\\\x\1/g' | xargs echo -e http://www.google.com Works under bash on linux. just alter the '-e' option to its corresponding equivalence in your system to execute escape characters correctly.

By: mohan43u
2009-05-25 05:37:44

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hello,i wonder how to do it backwards?
talkiwalki · 624 weeks and 3 days ago
using perl, to encode/decode :: echo "$1" | perl -MURI::Escape -lne 'print uri_escape($_)' echo "$1" | perl -MURI::Escape -lne 'print uri_unescape($_)'
talkiwalki · 624 weeks and 3 days ago
Well I actually wrote a script for encoding, as a part, dicoding is one functionality of that script, Its looks easy to decode with one command line, thats why I posted in commandlinefu. If you want the entire script, Here is the link, http://mohan43u.wordpress.com/2009/05/25/shell-script-for-url-encoding-url-decoding/
mohan43u · 623 weeks and 1 day ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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