ASN1_STRING_print_ex(3)             OpenSSL            ASN1_STRING_print_ex(3)

       ASN1_STRING_print_ex, ASN1_STRING_print_ex_fp - ASN1_STRING output rou-

        #include <openssl/asn1.h>

        int ASN1_STRING_print_ex(BIO *out, ASN1_STRING *str, unsigned long flags);
        int ASN1_STRING_print_ex_fp(FILE *fp, ASN1_STRING *str, unsigned long flags);
        int ASN1_STRING_print(BIO *out, ASN1_STRING *str);

       These functions output an ASN1_STRING structure. ASN1_STRING is used to
       represent all the ASN1 string types.

       ASN1_STRING_print_ex() outputs str to out, the format is determined by
       the options flags. ASN1_STRING_print_ex_fp() is identical except it
       outputs to fp instead.

       ASN1_STRING_print() prints str to out but using a different format to
       ASN1_STRING_print_ex(). It replaces unprintable characters (other than
       CR, LF) with '.'.

       ASN1_STRING_print() is a legacy function which should be avoided in new

       Although there are a large number of options frequently ASN1_STR-
       FLAGS_RFC2253 is suitable, or on UTF8 terminals ASN1_STRFLAGS_RFC2253 &

       The complete set of supported options for flags is listed below.

       Various characters can be escaped. If ASN1_STRFLGS_ESC_2253 is set the
       characters determined by RFC2253 are escaped. If ASN1_STRFLGS_ESC_CTRL
       is set control characters are escaped. If ASN1_STRFLGS_ESC_MSB is set
       characters with the MSB set are escaped: this option should not be used
       if the terminal correctly interprets UTF8 sequences.

       Escaping takes several forms.

       If the character being escaped is a 16 bit character then the form
       "\WXXXX" is used using exactly four characters for the hex representa-
       tion. If it is 32 bits then "\UXXXXXXXX" is used using eight characters
       of its hex representation. These forms will only be used if UTF8 con-
       version is not set (see below).

       Printable characters are normally escaped using the backslash '\' char-
       acter. If ASN1_STRFLGS_ESC_QUOTE is set then the whole string is
       instead surrounded by double quote characters: this is arguably more
       readable than the backslash notation. Other characters use the "\XX"
       using exactly two characters of the hex representation.

       If ASN1_STRFLGS_UTF8_CONVERT is set then characters are converted to
       UTF8 format first. If the terminal supports the display of UTF8
       sequences then this option will correctly display multi byte charac-

       If ASN1_STRFLGS_IGNORE_TYPE is set then the string type is not inter-
       preted at all: everything is assumed to be one byte per character. This
       is primarily for debugging purposes and can result in confusing output
       in multi character strings.

       If ASN1_STRFLGS_SHOW_TYPE is set then the string type itself is printed
       out before its value (for example "BMPSTRING"), this actually uses

       The content of a string instead of being interpreted can be "dumped":
       this just outputs the value of the string using the form #XXXX using
       hex format for each octet.

       If ASN1_STRFLGS_DUMP_ALL is set then any type is dumped.

       Normally non character string types (such as OCTET STRING) are assumed
       to be one byte per character, if ASN1_STRFLAGS_DUMP_UNKNOWN is set then
       they will be dumped instead.

       When a type is dumped normally just the content octets are printed, if
       ASN1_STRFLGS_DUMP_DER is set then the complete encoding is dumped
       instead (including tag and length octets).

       ASN1_STRFLGS_RFC2253 includes all the flags required by RFC2253. It is
       equivalent to:

       X509_NAME_print_ex(3), ASN1_tag2str(3)


0.9.7a                            2002-11-11           ASN1_STRING_print_ex(3)