Scripts for reading and writing binary files

Michael Kann mikekann at yahoo.com
Fri Dec 16 11:16:53 CST 2011


Alejandro,

It might be helpful to extract any ASCII text which is embedded in the binary. Then you can see what kind of file you're working with. 

Example:

Standard MIDI music files have the ASCII code for "MThd" (4D 54 68 64)

Overview here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_number_%28programming%29

Thanks again,

Mike





--- On Fri, 12/16/11, Alejandro Tejada <capellan2000 at gmail.com> wrote:

From: Alejandro Tejada <capellan2000 at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: Scripts for reading and writing binary files
To: use-revolution at lists.runrev.com
Date: Friday, December 16, 2011, 9:26 AM

Hi Michael,


Michael Kann wrote
> 
> Extremely useful. Thanks.
> 

You are welcome!

I received the request to include a function for
alerting about the file size, before opening it.

Additional ideas to make this more useful?

Al


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