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parsing of 8bit binary data bitwise  

Posted by (, 9 November 2006
Hi all,

I wanted to know how to parse a 8bit binary data bitwise?

I have my input in hex and i convert it into binary form using the following logic:

%h2b = (0 => "0000", 1 => "0001", 2 => "0010", 3 => "0011",
4 => "0100", 5 => "0101", 6 => "0110", 7 => "0111",
8 => "1000", 9 => "1001", a => "1010", b => "1011",
c => "1100", d => "1101", e => "1110", f => "1111",

$hex = "43";
($binary = $hex) =~ s/(.)/$h2b{lc $1}/g;
print $binary, "\n";

Now the output for the above prg is


Now i have to display this binary data as shown below:

0=> abc
100=> def
0011=> lmn

How to go about this?

Posted by admin (Graham Ellis), 9 November 2006
Hi - does this question replace the one you posted an hour or two back, or is it a different one? Does our binary data handler help answer both or either? ... that demostrates conversions to and from binary (0 and 1) strings which I think is what you're lookig at.

Posted by (, 9 November 2006
The previous problem i solved using the code which i have specified in the second mail.

This problem is a fresh one. Let me explain it better

I get data in hex bytes from a log file. I have to parse them or analyze them according to some predefined rules or values.

For eg: a hex byte of 0xa4 is converted to binary as 10100100

Now, i have a file in which the values are predefined. It looks like

0xa4 => 10100100

in that MSB 1 stands for some abc
then the following bits 01 stands for cdf
then the remaining bits 00100 stands for xyz

(0/1)      |             2 bits               |            5 bits
abc       |        System name        |        Other details

System name                                     Other Details
00      ujj                                             00000    
01      cdf                                            00001 etc....
10      bbg
11      gtt

In the above example, the text is just an eg and not the actual text.

I get those 8 bits as a whole as hex byte which i need to parse and diplay them bitwise.

Hope this explains better.

Posted by admin (Graham Ellis), 9 November 2006
Is this the conversion you need:

dolphin:~ graham$ perl
$k = "a3";
10100011dolphin:~ graham$

Posted by (, 10 November 2006
Thanks for your response. I sincerely appreciate it.

I got the conversion what i needed.... It is something like the following.

use strict;
use warnings;

my $hex = "ab";

my $binary = unpack 'B*', pack 'H*', $hex;

print "$binary\n\n";

my @fields = unpack 'A1A3A4', $binary;

my $i;
printf "%-4s => %s\n", $fields[$i++], $_ foreach qw/abc def lmn/;



1         abc
010     def
1011   lmn

Thanks once again Graham!!!!

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