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    Hi all

    in windows programming there is a
    function named "showbits" which displays
    a particular value into its binary form...
    Is there as such function available for linux also?

    plz comment


    thanks & regards
    Sanjeev

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    No, but rolling your own is not too difficult.
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    Not that I know of. However, it's not too difficult to come up with a string representation of the bits using some simple bitwise operations. If there is no standard alternative, I'd suggest writing a function for it.

    EDIT: Sorry, wrote this a while ago, just forgot to submit it. :/
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    If you search this board for "number binary representation" or something similar, you'll find lots of hits. It comes up every once in a while.

    EDIT: Sorry, wrote this a while ago, just forgot to submit it. :/
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    Code:
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    When I was doing bit manip/reading in Java... I converted each byte to a array of bools... I made a class to handle all the stuff for me but essentually, I had something to convert an array of bools to any type and I had a to string funtion that I used for printing it... it is relatively easy to just shift and check to see if it ANDs with 1 to make the array. I am sure it would be pretty easy to implement it in other languages... (I think I have a Perl version laying around too...)

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    thanks Brian....



    Quote Originally Posted by sanjeev_ddas
    Hi all

    in windows programming there is a
    function named "showbits" which displays
    a particular value into its binary form...
    Is there as such function available for linux also?

    plz comment


    thanks & regards
    Sanjeev

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