Convert raw binary file to ascii

r2 rlichlighter at gmail.com
Mon Jul 27 14:29:23 CEST 2009


I have a memory dump from a machine I am trying to analyze. I can view
the file in a hex editor to see text strings in the binary code. I
don't see a way to save these ascii representations of the binary, so
I went digging into Python to see if there were any modules to help.

I found one I think might do what I want it to do - the binascii
module. Can anyone describe to me how to convert a raw binary file to
an ascii file using this module. I've tried? Boy, I've tried.

Am I correct in assuming I can get the converted binary to ascii text
I see in a hex editor using this module? I'm new to this forensics
thing and it's quite possible I am mixing technical terms. I am not
new to Python, however. Thanks for your help.



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