Bin2Txt

Description

In order to deal with binary data, instead of loading them as file, you can transform them in source code format and included them as normal files. Bin2Txt is a tool that can transform any kind of binary file in the equivalent assembly or C source code.

Utilisation

To transform a binary file as a texte file:

	%OSDK%\bin\Bin2Txt [switches] binary_file text_file label_name
Switches

The -s switch control the size of data:

-s1 => 8 bits
-s2 => 16 bits
-s4 => 32 bits

The -f switch controls the output format

-f1 => C output
-f2 => S output (assembly code)	
-f3 => BASIC output (lines of DATA)

The -l switch defines the line parameters when exporting to BASIC mode. It must be followed by one or two values separated by a : character. By default the numerating starts at line 10 and increase by 10 every line.

-l100  => Output will start at line 100, then increase by 10 (100, 110, 120, 130, ...)
-l90:5 => Output will start at line 90, then increase by 5 (90, 95, 100, 105, ...)

The -e switch controls the endianness of the source data. This affects only the 16 and 32 bits mode.

-e1 => Little Endian format (default)
-e2 => Big Endian format

The -h switch controls if the output should be done in decimal or hexadecimal.

-h1 => Hexadecimal format (default)
-h2 => Decimal format

The -n switch controls the number of values to export per line

-n6 => 6 values per line
-n16 => 16 values per line
-n48 => 48 valies per line
... etc


Known issues


No known problem - please signal any issue on the Cross development tools forum.

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History
Version 0.4
  • Added -f3 (Export to BASIC) output format.
  • Added -h switch to select between hexadecimal and decimal format.
  • Added -e switch to control the endianess of source data.
  • Added -l switch to control line numbering (BASIC only)
Version 0.3
  • Added -n switch to set the number of values per line
Version 0.2
  • First released version