Hexadecimal to Binary conversion

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Old 08-20-2013
Hexadecimal to Binary conversion

Hi Guys,
Is it possible to convert the hexadecimal to Binary by unix command.....I could not figure out....
If I need to convert AF6D to binary...what could be the way to do?

Thanks in advance!!

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I got
echo "ibase=16;obase=2;AF6D"|bc

workd for me..thanks alot all

Last edited by Scott; 08-20-2013 at 05:01 AM.. Reason: Code tags
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Old 08-20-2013
echo "AF6D" | perl -ne 'printf "%016b\n", hex($_)'

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Old 08-20-2013

echo "ibase=16 ; obase=2 ; AF6D" | bc

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Old 08-20-2013
echo "AF6D" | awk 'BEGIN {
	for (i=1;i<=NF;i++) printf a[tolower($i)]
	print ""

Edit: other version found on unix.com
echo "AF6D" | awk --non-decimal-data ' {
printf "%d%s", (and(("0x"$1)+0,i) > 0), ++c%4==0?" ":"";
printf"\n"; }'
1010 1111 0110 1101

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Old 08-20-2013

Be aware......
echo "ibase=16 ; obase=2 ; AF6D" | bc

......strips leading zeros...

AF6D gives 16 bits; highest bit is a "1"...
7F6D gives 15 bits; leading "0" is stripped; highest bit is still "1"...
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Old 08-20-2013
Maybe a something like this would help:-
typeset -Z16 binval=`echo "ibase=16 ; obase=2 ; 7F6D" | bc`
echo $binval

Just a thought.

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Old 08-20-2013
Done in bash, should work in recent other shells:
for ((i=BITS-1;i>=0;i--)); do printf "%d" $(( (VALUE>>i)%2 )); done; printf "\n"

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