Reading a binary file

Sorin Marti mas at
Thu Jun 26 11:33:20 CEST 2003

Hi Andrew,

Thanks for your answer!

Andrew Bennetts wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 26, 2003 at 10:01:06AM +0200, Sorin Marti wrote:
>>But now I need the hex values of the binary file.
> You can get the hex value of a 1-character string with hex(ord(char)), e.g.:
>     >>> char = 'a'
>     >>> hex(ord(char))
>     '0x61'

That is not exactly what I meant. I've found a solution (a is the binary 

b = binascii.hexlify(a)

For example it gives me C8 which is a HEX-Value. How to change this one 
into a decimal? (The decimal should be 130, right?)

Thanks in advance


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