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Converting strings

mborner
Explorer

I've got email subjects extracted into a field, which are encoded in UTF-8 or ISO-8859-*

Examples:

=?ISO-8859-15?Q?Video:_Hei=DFes_Photo-Shooting_Miley_Cyrus!_?= =?ISO-8859-15?Q?Olala!?=

or

=?UTF-8?Q?Tr:_La_beaut=C3=A9...?=

What would be the best way to convert these into a readable format?

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Ron_Naken
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

You can configure character set encoding. Here is the manual page that describes how: http://www.splunk.com/base/Documentation/4.1.7/Admin/Configurecharactersetencoding

landen99
Motivator

Let's say that we want to create a field which is simply an original field decoded into ASCII and we want that process to happen internally within Splunk. How do we do that?

mborner
Explorer

It was not exactly was I was looking for. The logfile is in ASCII, but it contains fields that are MIME encoded.

To solve the problem I wrote an external command, that decodes MIME fields into utf-8.

Get the code here:

http://pastebin.com/vtWnL50z

tomasmoser
Contributor

Try MIME Decoder TA add-on:
https://splunkbase.splunk.com/app/5116/

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