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Conversion of binary file to text file

 
Smitha Vallaru
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Hi,

Can anybody helpme to convert text file to binary file. I am not sure what the contents are. Probably it may be a characters and Numbers.

Any help is appreciated.


Thanks
Smitha
 
Ulf Dittmer
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Welcome to JavaRanch.

Is the question how to convert a text file to a binary file, or how to convert a binary file to a text file?

Any text file is a binary file, which just happens to contain only text characters, so no conversion is necessary.

A binary file could be encoded to become a text file, e.g. using the base-64 encoding. A library like Jakarta Commons Codec can do this.

But somehow I think you're asking something different; what eaxctly are you trying to do?
 
Smitha Vallaru
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I am sorry it was Binary file to text file. Thanks for pointing it out.
 
Stan James
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I'm not sure what you mean by "binary" file. Where does it come from? What does it look like if you print it on the console?
 
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