[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: Program to convert binary stream to ASCII

Cameron Matheson wrote:
> Hey,
> My dad started a new project at work, which they will be using Linux for.  He
> came to me and asked me if Linux had a program to convert a binary stream to
> ASCII characters.  A co-worker of his told him that UNIX had a native utility
> to do this (but he couldn't recall the name).  What might this be (or what is
> a program that could do this)?
> Thanks,
> Cameron Matheson
> _________________________________________________________
> Do You Yahoo!?
> Get your free @yahoo.com address at http://mail.yahoo.com
> --
> To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to debian-user-request@lists.debian.org
> with a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact listmaster@lists.debian.org

You are probably looking for od (Octal Dump). Its been part of *nix for
ages and will dump in a lot of
formats depending on the options you give it - have a look at the man

Happy hacking,


Reply to: