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parthiban subramaniam
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Joined: May 15, 2002
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hello all,
been banging my head over this ,
would appreciate if anyone could help.

I have a string which is been encoded in base64 algorithm,
When I decode it I get something like this

String decoded = "PARTHIRU3 \u0000u\u0001_C \u0018\u0000C \u0018\u0000\u0000t�o\u0000u\u0001_\u0000\u0000\u0000\u000F\u0000\u0000\u0000\u000F\u0000\u0000\u0000\u000F\u0000\u0000\u0000\u000F\u0000t�o\u0000u\u0001_C\u0000t�o\u0000u\u0001_ \u0000t�o\u0000u\u0001_ C\u0000t�o\u0000u\u0001_\u0000\u0000\u0000\u000F\u0000\u0000\u0000\u000F\u0000\u0000\u0000\u000F\u0000\u0000\u0000\u000F\u0000u\u0001_\u0000\u0000\u0000\u000FSO\u0000t�o\u0000\u0000\u0000u\u0001_\u0018\u0000A01\u0000t�o\u0000u\u0001_\u0000u\u0001_D\u0000u\u0001_\u0000u\u0019�\u0000u\u0001_S\u0000t�o\u0000u\u0001_ \u0000t�o\u0000u\u0001_ \u0000t�o\u0000u\u0001_E\u0005\u0000u\u0001_\u0000t�o\u0000u\u0001_S\u0000u\u0001_ \u0018\u0000\u0018\u0000\u0000t�o\u0000u\u0001_\u0000\u0000\u0018\u0000\u0000u\u0001_\u0018\u0000\u0000t�o\u0000u\u0001_\u0018\u0000C\u0000\u0000\u0018\u0000\u0000\u0000\u0018\u0000 T\u0000u\u0001_";

As you can see this string has lot of escape literals all over the place,(a mix of null, trademark etc)

In midst of the whole thing I have to extract bits and pieces of data,

1, how do I remove all the escape from this string?

Sincerely appreciate your efforts

Best regards,

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Ernest Friedman-Hill
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What do you mean by "remove" them? Do you want a much shorter string which doesn't include the nonprinting characters, or something else?

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parthiban subramaniam
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Joined: May 15, 2002
Posts: 116
i just want to strip out the non printable char's.
once they are removed they go in to bean,
for example

"PARTHIRU3" a part of that string will be split in to "PARTHI","R", "U3" etc

I agree. Here's the link:
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