Thread: split strings by 2 ASCII Character

  1. #1
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    split strings by 2 ASCII Character

    Hi guys,

    I want to split strings that are not separated by tab, space or etc into 2 characters that will stored in array. The inputs are read from Srecords file.

    example input data

    Data [] = {"121AB2CD"}

    and will be store like this,

    Data [0]: 12 -> 18
    Data [1]: AB -> 26
    Data [2]: 2C -> 178
    Data [3]: CD -> 205

    int main(void)
    Char st[10][20];
    int temp[10];
    int i,n=4;
    printf("Please input ant ASCII no.:");
    for(i=0; i<n; i++)
    for(i=0; i<n; i++)
    sscanf(temp, "%X", st[i]);
    printf("%X\n", st[i]);

    the main purpose i want to split this strings is because i have to Convert 2 ASCII character to be 1 byte of hex data. the problem is i don't know how to split strings coz currently i'm asking user to key in input.. Plz guide me cuz i really need help...

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    Germany, Hannover
    hm, i didn't know a function for this, so i wrote my own
    #include <stdio.h>
    #include <stdlib.h>
    /* converts string of valid hex chars ('XX' : '0'-'9','A'-'F' )
    to 1 byte char array with corresponding hex values
    void str2hex(char* s, char* d){
      unsigned char c=0;
      int shift=0;
      do {
        c+= (*s>'9')?  *s-55:*s-48; // input must be uppercase !
        if (++shift%2)
          c<<=4;//first shift to left (upper half byte)
          *d++=c,   c=0; //then move to destination char
      } while(*++s);//unil zero byte of source string is reached
      *d=0; // add 0 byte to dest string
    int main(int argc, char *argv[]) {
      char input[]="414243";
      char output[sizeof(input)/2+1];
      printf("%s ",output);
      return 0;

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