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# 1  
Old 04-18-2009
convert ascii values into ascii characters

Hi gurus,

I have a file in unix with ascii values. I need to convert all the ascii values in the file to ascii characters. File contains nearly 20000 records with ascii values.
# 2  
Old 04-18-2009
Code:
chr()
{
  ## convert number[s] to ASCII character[s]
  printf "%b\n" $(printf '\x%x\n' "$@" 2>/dev/null)
}

# 3  
Old 04-20-2009
Thanks for your reply johnson....

Can you please explain me more on this... chr().... please explain the code written... if possible with an example...
# 4  
Old 04-20-2009
John I forgot to mention few things.....

Our file contains so many multibyte characters also...

File have lots of records... and the data will be like below..

Ascii values ---> 67 97 110 97 100 97

When i give above thing as input ... it should print like below...

characters ---- > Canada

Please suggest a solution.
# 5  
Old 04-20-2009
Could you please post a sample record.
However, here is an another approch to convert the ascii value to character

Code:
echo "65" | awk '{ printf("%c",$0); }'  # output will be A

# 6  
Old 04-20-2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by sandeeppvk
John I forgot to mention few things.....

Our file contains so many multibyte characters also...

File have lots of records... and the data will be like below..

Ascii values ---> 67 97 110 97 100 97

When i give above thing as input ... it should print like below...

characters ---- > Canada

Please suggest a solution.

Try this:

Code:
awk '{ for(i=1;i<=NF;i++) printf("%c",$i); print "";  }'  filename

# 7  
Old 04-20-2009
Thanks for your reply....

Its is working fine...

My file looks like..... one record will have nearly 1000 ascii values.... like that 20000 records are there

When i use above given code it is prompting some message like

awk: record `34 124 34 34 124 34 6...' has too many fields

Please help me out.....

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