Question about binary file reading
rhodri at wildebst.demon.co.uk
Thu Mar 5 00:19:07 CET 2009
On Wed, 04 Mar 2009 22:58:38 -0000, vibgyorbits <bkajey at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm writing a tool to do some binary file comparisons.
> I'm opening the file using
> # Need to seek to 0x80 (hex 80th) location
> # Need to read just 8 bytes and get the result back in hex format.
> print x
> This prints out garbage. I would like to know what am i missing here.
Your bytes are being interpreted as characters when you print the buffer,
and the chance of them being meaningful text is probably small. Try the
for b in x:
Does that look more like what you were expecting?
Rhodri James *-* Wildebeeste Herder to the Masses
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