data2inc

data2inc(1)            Binary to include file converter            data2inc(1)



NAME
       data2inc - Free Pascal binary to pascal include file converter.


SYNOPSIS
       data2inc [-ABSVH] msgfile [incfile] [constname]


DESCRIPTION
       data2inc reads a binary or text file and converts it to a pascal typed
       constant declaration.  The constant is an array of characters (zero
       based), in which each character's ascii value is the value of the byte
       at the offset index in the binary file. (index is the index in the
       array). If the input file is a text file, options will be read from the
       file and an output file will be generated according to the options
       encountered.


USAGE
       data2inc with the -B option accepts a filename of a binary file, and
       needs the name of an include file and constant name. The output is
       written to incfile The name of the constant constname is mandatory for
       a binary file.

       data2inc without -B option takes the name of a message description file
       as input. It will process the message file and write the output as
       described in the message file to incfile



OPTIONS
       data2inc has a small number of options to control its behaviour:


       -A     Write bytes instead of characters. The constant array will be an
              array of byte instead of an array of char.

       -B     If this option is given, the msgfile will be treated as a binary
              file.

       -H     emit a small helptext.

       -S     data2inc will write the output as an array of strings, or a 2
              dimensional array of characters.

       -V     Show the version number and exit.


SEE ALSO
              ppc386(1) bin2obj(1)



Free Pascal                    12 November 2004                    data2inc(1)