binary numbers

Tim Roberts timr at
Thu Oct 7 07:27:50 CEST 2004

Brad Tilley <bradtilley at> wrote:
>Darren Kirby wrote:
>>  I think our friend is looking for a module or function that turns 5 into 101 
>> (or perhaps 00000101)
>> Brad, have a look here:
>> -d
>Thanks, this is what I need.

No, it isn't.  Registry REG_BINARY values are NOT binary, in the sense of
"a string of ones and zeros".  REG_BINARY means "an arbitrary list of
bytes".  The string "ABCD" is a perfectly legitimate value for a REG_BINARY
registry value; it will display in a hex dump as "41 42 43 44 00".
- Tim Roberts, timr at
  Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.

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