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Quoted Printable encode/decode bash aliases - suitable for pipelining
# To decode:
# qp -d string
# To encode:
# qp string
alias qpd='perl -MMIME::QuotedPrint -pe '\''$_=MIME::QuotedPrint::decode($_);'\'''
alias qpe='perl -MMIME::QuotedPrint -pe '\''$_=MIME::QuotedPrint::encode($_);'\'''
function qp {
if [[ "$1" = "-d" ]]
echo ${@:2} | qpd
echo ${@} | qpe

Don't forget to "shopt -s expand_aliases" if you plan to use these aliases in bash scripts


jjarmoc commented May 1, 2012

Good call, thanks! I tend to use them mostly in one liners so I can pipeline to other tools easily, but that's a good point worth noting.

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