bin2obj

bin2obj(1)             Binary to include file converter             bin2obj(1)



NAME
       bin2obj - The Free Pascal binary to pascal include file converter.


SYNOPSIS
       bin2obj [-aeouUz] -c constname infile


DESCRIPTION
       bin2obj reads a binary file and converts it to a pascal typed constant
       declaration.  The constant is an array of bytes (zero based), in which
       each byte has the value of the byte at the offset index in the file.
       (index is the index in the array).


USAGE
       bin2obj accepts a filename of a binary file, and needs the name of a
       constant (use the -c option). The output goes to standard output by
       default. If no unitname is given, the output will be in the form of
       code which can be written to an include file.


OPTIONS
       bin2obj has a small number of options to control its behaviour:


       -a     Write ASCII data instead of bytes. The constant array will be an
              array of char instead of an array of bytes. The bytes will be
              written as ASCII constants.

       -e key If this option is given, the data will be encrypted with key
              which is a string of 8 characters long.

       -h     emit a small helptext.

       -o filename
              By default, the output goes to standard output (the screen). If
              this option is given, bin2obj will write the output to a file
              with name filename instead. This option is mandatory if the -U
              option is specified.

       -u [unitname]
              This option tells bin2obj to generate a unit. By default the
              output is just the declaration of the constant. If the unitname
              is not specified, bin2obj tries to determine it from the input
              filename.

       -U [unitname]
              The same as the -u option, only bin2obj will also call the
              compiler and compile the unit.

       -z     Compress the data before creating the unit. zlib compression is
              used.


SEE ALSO
              ppc386(1) data2inc(1)



Free Pascal                    12 November 2004                     bin2obj(1)