bin2src takes an input stream of bytes and converts
that into source code. That source code version of the
input can then be easily embedded into your project with Copy+Paste.
Read bytes from STDIN and write them to STDOUT:
$ echo "hello" | bin2src \x68\x65\x6c\x6c\x6f\x0a
Note that there is no need to convert your input bytes to a plain text encoding:
$ head -c 10 /dev/urandom | bin2src \x30\xc7\x18\x67\x5b\xc3\x7b\x7d\x12\xcd
The primary purpose of
bin2src is to facilitate embedding binary blobs into software source code.
To specify an output format, use the
-f option ("f" for format):
$ head -c 10 /dev/urandom | bin2src -f python DATA = """\x22\x82\x2d\xd4\xb8\x8c\x36\xb4\x35\x21"""
If you would like to change the variable name, use the
-a option ("a" is a common mathematical variable):
$ head -c 10 /dev/urandom | bin2src -f python -a RAND_BYTES RAND_BYTES = """\xf5\xde\x5e\xdc\x66\xeb\x89\x24\x13\xd5"""
Other options are available. See the full list by running
Supported output formats
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