David Eisner cradle at umd.edu
Tue Jun 8 09:41:02 CDT 2004

I don't think there's any simple way to do it without
knowing the details of the file format.

Suppose the file file on the PC starts out with these
six bytes:

0x04 0x03 0x02 0x01 0x02 0x01

If it turns out this is an int followed by a short,
on the Sun it becomes:  0x01 0x02 0x03 0x04 0x01 0x02.
But if it is a short followed by a long, it would
become 0x03 0x04 0x01 0x02 0x01 0x02.


Sheldon T. Hall wrote:

> Rene Occelli writes ...
>>I've to read binary file created on a  PC. So I'm looking for tools
>>to convert it that it is Ok to read on a Sun.
>I think you can use dd and the -swab option to do that, perhaps something
>like ...
>dd -swab -if=pc-file -of=sun-file
>man dd for details, etc.
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