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What is binary safe?

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I have rad lots of time in the manual that this function is "binary-safe". But I don't understand what is binary safe.

Can anybody plz tell me what's binary safe?

Thanks. ???

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"A binary-safe function is a function or operation that can be performed on a binary file without modifying the contents of the file. This ensures that the file is not corrupted or mutilated by the function or operation."

I got that off of:
http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/0,,sid9_gci885186,00.html

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I still have one doubt regarding binary safe functions.
Does it mean that if a PHP function is *not* binary safe than I am going to corrupt that file by invoking that function and use file there?


Plz help.

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I am not sure...but I would assume so. I would definitely use the binary safe mode just to be safe.

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