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reading binary data and writing it as hex

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Jun 24, 2009, 11:42 PM

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reading binary data and writing it as hex


I have a binary data file: 43 2F FF A2 2B 12 99 4C... (each pair represents a byte)

The user is supposed to give me a pattern: 0000_###_0 (each '#' represents a byte)

And I want to ouput:




The pattern isn't fixed, so the number of '#' may change (though they have to be consecutive).

Let's say I already read the amount of bytes requestsed from the data file, is there a way to use 'unpack' to output such a hex number (which isn't the size of an int or long necessarily)?

BTW, I could do it by writing one byte at a time but the data files I'm dealing with are very big and I'm looking for a faster way to do it... (specifically to unpack into a variable and writing it with printf and %x).

Thanks a lot!


Jun 25, 2009, 12:57 PM

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Re: [talor] reading binary data and writing it as hex

Hi talor,

You can do pretty much whatever you want with pack and unpack. Why don't you read the manual on those functions, try a few things, and come back with some test code and your (more specific) questions?

Good luck,