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Convert a string to hash

asked 2013-12-10 16:09:48 -0600

TwistedTech gravatar image

I have a string in the variable $user_sid which is the string result of a hash. e.g. '{"Administrator"=>"S-1-5-21-689180083-2307631502-233028039-500", "Ghost"=>"S-1-5-21-689180083-2307631502-233028039-1000", "Guest"=>"S-1-5-21-689180083-2307631502-233028039-501"}'

How can I convert this back to a hash? Is there a str2hash function? I found the hash function in the stdlib but that takes an array.

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answered 2013-12-11 00:14:58 -0600

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Since that string looks like it is likely JSON, I would recommend using the parsejson() function that is in recent versions of stdlib.

This function takes a JSON formatted string and turns it into an array or hash (or other puppet construct).

There is a similar function for YAML - parseyaml().

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`parsejson` throws an error "expected ':' in object at '=>"S-1-5-21-68..." which can be solved by a simple `regsubst` call.

TwistedTech gravatar imageTwistedTech ( 2013-12-11 08:01:12 -0600 )edit

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