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  • Bin2DB conversion tool.

    I wrote the original in 1998 in PBDLL 5.0 and with a few tweaks it built OK in PBWIN90. I will not post the source because I don't consider it up to scratch any more, its been very reliable and does what it is supposed to do but its probably a bit off the pace speed wise for very large files.

    When I get in front I will rewrite it using a lookup table and post the source as well.

    This version takes any file, binary or otherwise, converts it to DB format and places it in a working string function so all you need to do to use the function is call it and place the result in a normal basic dynamic string.

    Regards,

    hutch
    Attached Files
    hutch at movsd dot com
    The MASM Forum - SLL Modules and PB Libraries

    http://www.masm32.com/board/index.php?board=69.0

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    Bin2DB Tool

    Hallo Hutch,
    I used your excellent and fast Bin2DB tool often and like it a lot.

    Lately I needed something that would also work from the Commandline, so i had to do something myself.

    This one was inspired by your old tool:

    http://www.jose.it-berater.org/smffo...p?topic=3167.0

    and is another alternative, for tasks which need to be done often in the same way.

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    • #3
      Hi Theo,

      A command line version makes sense if you have to deal with a lot of files.

      I had a look at the link to the forum but could not find a link to your app, always enjoy pinching other peoples tools.

      At the risk of being a pain, could you post the link to your tool as it would be useful to have around.

      Regards,

      utch at movsd dot com
      hutch at movsd dot com
      The MASM Forum - SLL Modules and PB Libraries

      http://www.masm32.com/board/index.php?board=69.0

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      • #4
        The attached file is the test piece for the next GUI version I have to write. It is a fully functional console app that will convert any file of any type to a PowerBASIC string function that can be written to disk with normal basic file IO functions.

        It has two algorithms written in assembler, the BYTE to DB conversion and a following compaction algo to reduce the output size and the pair are far faster than the old version I wrote about 9 or 10 years ago as it is a lookup table type based on the byte being processed.

        The output basic string function is named "Rename_Me_xxxxx" where xxxxx is a more or less unique number to encourage the renaming of the output function to something more intuitive.

        If you have nightmares about assembler code, just put the assembler algos in a seperate file and don't look at them, just call the required functions ad get the output result.

        Regards,

        hutch
        Attached Files
        hutch at movsd dot com
        The MASM Forum - SLL Modules and PB Libraries

        http://www.masm32.com/board/index.php?board=69.0

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        • #5
          Great Job Hutch

          Your new tool is again a speed improvement over all existing tools .

          The Downloads in Joses's Forum are only available to registered users, therefore i have sent you a mail on that topic.

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          • #6
            I tried downloading this file three times. Each time I get a messgage from winrar that the file is corrupted.

            thanks.
            A man thinks that by mouthing hard words he understands hard things.

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            • #7
              Paul,

              I just tested the download again and it arrives intact and unpacks with my version of Winrar. Exe run normally.

              I have a new version but I would like to do some more testing on it yet before releasing it.
              hutch at movsd dot com
              The MASM Forum - SLL Modules and PB Libraries

              http://www.masm32.com/board/index.php?board=69.0

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              • #8
                Hutch:
                They have 'trend micro' office scan running here at school, says that the bin2db.exe is a virus, or malware, and unable to isolate it. I am not worried about it, just thought I would let you know. Despite the message, I got the file OK.
                A man thinks that by mouthing hard words he understands hard things.

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                • #9
                  Thanks Paul,

                  The source is very old > 10 years and even though I built it in PBWIN90 it has no manifest built into the resources or version information which the new one has so when I get it tested a bit more I will post the binary.

                  The standard of AV heuristic scanning is so poor these days that you cannot always get a file past them, no matter what you do with it.
                  hutch at movsd dot com
                  The MASM Forum - SLL Modules and PB Libraries

                  http://www.masm32.com/board/index.php?board=69.0

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                  • #10
                    Hello Steve

                    I am waiting for the new binary,too. Great little tool Steve.
                    • J. Buckel
                      Amicus certus in re incerta cernitur.
                      Marcus Tullius Cicero

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