Question about binary file reading
rhodri at wildebst.demon.co.uk
Thu Mar 5 00:51:26 CET 2009
On Wed, 04 Mar 2009 23:28:32 -0000, Tino Wildenhain <tino at wildenhain.de>
> Rhodri James wrote:
>> On Wed, 04 Mar 2009 22:58:38 -0000, vibgyorbits <bkajey at gmail.com>
>>> 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 following:
>> for b in x:
>> print hex(ord(b))
> print x.encode("hex")
Encodings make my head hurt :-) While there are programmatic purposes
I'd leap at the "hex" encoder for, it doesn't make for the most human-
readable output. I'll stick with the for loop, if you don't mind.
Rhodri James *-* Wildebeeste Herder to the Masses
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