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       binary2ascii - Convert binary numbers to textual representation


       binary2ascii [flags]


       binary2ascii  reads  input consisting of binary numbers and converts them to their textual
       representation.  Command line flags specify the type and size of the  binary  numbers  and
       provide  control  over  the  format of the output. Unsigned integers may be written out in
       binary, octal, decimal, or hexadecimal. Signed integers may be written out only in  binary
       or decimal.  Floating point numbers may be written out only in decimal, either in standard
       or scientific notation. (If you want to examine  the  binary  representation  of  floating
       point numbers, just treat the input as a sequence of unsigned characters.)


       Long options may not be available on some systems.

       -b,--base <base>
              Base  for  integer  conversions:  b(binary),d(ecimal),  h(exadecimal),  o(ctal), or
              2,8,10, or 16.

              Delimit the output as per the locale. This is  the  default  on  systems  in  which
              printf(3)  supports  delimitation.  If  delimitation is not enabled, floating point
              numbers will have a  decimal  point  and  no  separation  of  groups,  integers  no
              delimiters at all. With this option, the decimal separator will be chosen according
              to the locale (which, for example, may make it a comma), and non-fractional  digits
              will  be  grouped and separated according to the rules for the locale in force. For
              American English, this means groups of three digits separated  by  commas,  whereas
              for German in Germany it means groups of three digits separated by periods.

              Do not delimit the output as per the -d option.

              Use exponential (scientific) notation.

              print help message

              add  a  linefeed  after  every 0x0A value if the size is char, short, int, or long,
              that is, the sizes that might represent a character.

       -L,locale <locale>
              Set the LC_NUMERIC facet of the locale to <locale>.

       -n,--number <number>
              number of items to print per line.

       -o,--offset <offset>
              byte offset at which to start.

       -p,--precision <precision>
              the precision to use when printing floating point numbers.

              print sizes of types on current machine and related information

       -t,--type <type>
              set type and size of input

              do not mark hexadecimal output with the prefix 0x.

              be verbose.

              print version information.

              minimum field width.

              print a summary of the exit status codes.

              zero pad on left.

              do not zero pad on left


       The following are the possible input types. Note that some types may not be  available  on
       some machines.

       d  double

       f  float

       q long double

       sc signed char

       ss signed short

       si signed int

       sl signed long

       sq signed long long

       uc unsigned char

       us unsigned short

       ui unsigned int

       ul unsigned long

       uq unsigned long long


       The following values are returned on exit:

       0 SUCCESS
              The input was successfully converted.

       1 INFO The  user  requested  information  such as the version number or usage synopsis and
              this has been provided.

              An error resulted from a failure of the operating system such as an  i/o  error  or
              inability to allocate storage.

              The program was called with invalid or inconsistent command line flags.

       5 INPUT ERROR
              This  means that the input was ill-formed, that is that it could not be interpreted
              as a number of the required type. For example, if the input is 0x2A and  a  decimal
              value  is  called  for,   an INPUT ERROR will be returned since 0x2A is not a valid
              representation of a decimal integer.


       Bill Poser (


       GNU General Public License, version 3



                                            July, 2010                            binary2ascii(1)