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A simple hex/dec binary data dumper (Python)

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A simple hex/dec binary data dumper (Python)

Postby FipS on Thu Dec 04, 2014 10:09 pm

After using all kinds of ad hoc hacks to help me dump binary data in Python, I've finally decided to write a little helper to address all my usual needs. It's nothing fancy, but it's configurable enough to allow me both: to print a nice visual hex dump with an optional text column, and also format a hex/dec dump in such a way I can use the result directly as a C/C++ array initialization source code, which is quite convenient for all kinds of code generation tools.

Here's the code: (hexdump.py)
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#!/usr/bin/env python

# /*
# (c) 2014 +++ Filip Stoklas, aka FipS, http://www.4FipS.com +++
# THIS CODE IS FREE - LICENSED UNDER THE MIT LICENSE
# ARTICLE URL: http://forums.4fips.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1210
# */

from string import printable

def bindump(data, width=16, fmt="%02X", sep=" ", tx_on=True, tx_sep="| ", tx_chars=printable[:-5]):
    def chunks(l, n):
        for i in xrange(0, len(l), n):
            yield l[i:i+n]
    res = ""
    tx_indent = width * (len(fmt % 255) + len(sep))
    for line in chunks(data, width):
        hx = "".join("%s%s" % (fmt % ord(c), sep) for c in line)
        tx = tx_sep + "".join((".", c)[c in tx_chars] for c in line)
        res += "%s%s\n" % (hx.ljust(tx_indent, " "), tx if tx_on else "")
    return res

def hexdump_c(data, width=16, fmt="0x%02X", sep=", ", tx_on=True, tx_sep="// "):
    return bindump(data, width, fmt, sep, tx_on, tx_sep)

def decdump_c(data, width=16, fmt="%d", sep=",", tx_on=True, tx_sep=" // "):
    return bindump(data, width, fmt, sep, tx_on, tx_sep)

if __name__ == "__main__":
    data = "".join([chr(x) for x in range(0, 256)]) + "Hello World !!!\n\n\n\\/"
    print(bindump(data))
    print(hexdump_c(data))
    print(hexdump_c(data, tx_on=False))
    print(decdump_c(data))
    print(decdump_c(data, tx_on=False))

'print(bindump(data))' gives this output:
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00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 0A 0B 0C 0D 0E 0F | ................
10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 1A 1B 1C 1D 1E 1F | ................
20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 2A 2B 2C 2D 2E 2F |  !"#$%&'()*+,-./
30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 3A 3B 3C 3D 3E 3F | 0123456789:;<=>?
40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 4A 4B 4C 4D 4E 4F | @ABCDEFGHIJKLMNO
50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 5A 5B 5C 5D 5E 5F | PQRSTUVWXYZ[\]^_
60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 6A 6B 6C 6D 6E 6F | `abcdefghijklmno
70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 7A 7B 7C 7D 7E 7F | pqrstuvwxyz{|}~.
80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 8A 8B 8C 8D 8E 8F | ................
90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 9A 9B 9C 9D 9E 9F | ................
A0 A1 A2 A3 A4 A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 AA AB AC AD AE AF | ................
B0 B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 B6 B7 B8 B9 BA BB BC BD BE BF | ................
C0 C1 C2 C3 C4 C5 C6 C7 C8 C9 CA CB CC CD CE CF | ................
D0 D1 D2 D3 D4 D5 D6 D7 D8 D9 DA DB DC DD DE DF | ................
E0 E1 E2 E3 E4 E5 E6 E7 E8 E9 EA EB EC ED EE EF | ................
F0 F1 F2 F3 F4 F5 F6 F7 F8 F9 FA FB FC FD FE FF | ................
48 65 6C 6C 6F 20 57 6F 72 6C 64 20 21 21 21 0A | Hello World !!!.
0A 0A 5C 2F                                     | ..\/

'print(hexdump_c(data))' gives this output:
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0x00, 0x01, 0x02, 0x03, 0x04, 0x05, 0x06, 0x07, 0x08, 0x09, 0x0A, 0x0B, 0x0C, 0x0D, 0x0E, 0x0F, // ................
0x10, 0x11, 0x12, 0x13, 0x14, 0x15, 0x16, 0x17, 0x18, 0x19, 0x1A, 0x1B, 0x1C, 0x1D, 0x1E, 0x1F, // ................
0x20, 0x21, 0x22, 0x23, 0x24, 0x25, 0x26, 0x27, 0x28, 0x29, 0x2A, 0x2B, 0x2C, 0x2D, 0x2E, 0x2F, //  !"#$%&'()*+,-./
0x30, 0x31, 0x32, 0x33, 0x34, 0x35, 0x36, 0x37, 0x38, 0x39, 0x3A, 0x3B, 0x3C, 0x3D, 0x3E, 0x3F, // 0123456789:;<=>?
0x40, 0x41, 0x42, 0x43, 0x44, 0x45, 0x46, 0x47, 0x48, 0x49, 0x4A, 0x4B, 0x4C, 0x4D, 0x4E, 0x4F, // @ABCDEFGHIJKLMNO
0x50, 0x51, 0x52, 0x53, 0x54, 0x55, 0x56, 0x57, 0x58, 0x59, 0x5A, 0x5B, 0x5C, 0x5D, 0x5E, 0x5F, // PQRSTUVWXYZ[\]^_
0x60, 0x61, 0x62, 0x63, 0x64, 0x65, 0x66, 0x67, 0x68, 0x69, 0x6A, 0x6B, 0x6C, 0x6D, 0x6E, 0x6F, // `abcdefghijklmno
0x70, 0x71, 0x72, 0x73, 0x74, 0x75, 0x76, 0x77, 0x78, 0x79, 0x7A, 0x7B, 0x7C, 0x7D, 0x7E, 0x7F, // pqrstuvwxyz{|}~.
0x80, 0x81, 0x82, 0x83, 0x84, 0x85, 0x86, 0x87, 0x88, 0x89, 0x8A, 0x8B, 0x8C, 0x8D, 0x8E, 0x8F, // ................
0x90, 0x91, 0x92, 0x93, 0x94, 0x95, 0x96, 0x97, 0x98, 0x99, 0x9A, 0x9B, 0x9C, 0x9D, 0x9E, 0x9F, // ................
0xA0, 0xA1, 0xA2, 0xA3, 0xA4, 0xA5, 0xA6, 0xA7, 0xA8, 0xA9, 0xAA, 0xAB, 0xAC, 0xAD, 0xAE, 0xAF, // ................
0xB0, 0xB1, 0xB2, 0xB3, 0xB4, 0xB5, 0xB6, 0xB7, 0xB8, 0xB9, 0xBA, 0xBB, 0xBC, 0xBD, 0xBE, 0xBF, // ................
0xC0, 0xC1, 0xC2, 0xC3, 0xC4, 0xC5, 0xC6, 0xC7, 0xC8, 0xC9, 0xCA, 0xCB, 0xCC, 0xCD, 0xCE, 0xCF, // ................
0xD0, 0xD1, 0xD2, 0xD3, 0xD4, 0xD5, 0xD6, 0xD7, 0xD8, 0xD9, 0xDA, 0xDB, 0xDC, 0xDD, 0xDE, 0xDF, // ................
0xE0, 0xE1, 0xE2, 0xE3, 0xE4, 0xE5, 0xE6, 0xE7, 0xE8, 0xE9, 0xEA, 0xEB, 0xEC, 0xED, 0xEE, 0xEF, // ................
0xF0, 0xF1, 0xF2, 0xF3, 0xF4, 0xF5, 0xF6, 0xF7, 0xF8, 0xF9, 0xFA, 0xFB, 0xFC, 0xFD, 0xFE, 0xFF, // ................
0x48, 0x65, 0x6C, 0x6C, 0x6F, 0x20, 0x57, 0x6F, 0x72, 0x6C, 0x64, 0x20, 0x21, 0x21, 0x21, 0x0A, // Hello World !!!.
0x0A, 0x0A, 0x5C, 0x2F,                                                                         // ..\/

'print(decdump_c(data))' gives this output:
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0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,                           // ................
16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31,                 // ................
32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39,40,41,42,43,44,45,46,47,                 //  !"#$%&'()*+,-./
48,49,50,51,52,53,54,55,56,57,58,59,60,61,62,63,                 // 0123456789:;<=>?
64,65,66,67,68,69,70,71,72,73,74,75,76,77,78,79,                 // @ABCDEFGHIJKLMNO
80,81,82,83,84,85,86,87,88,89,90,91,92,93,94,95,                 // PQRSTUVWXYZ[\]^_
96,97,98,99,100,101,102,103,104,105,106,107,108,109,110,111,     // `abcdefghijklmno
112,113,114,115,116,117,118,119,120,121,122,123,124,125,126,127, // pqrstuvwxyz{|}~.
128,129,130,131,132,133,134,135,136,137,138,139,140,141,142,143, // ................
144,145,146,147,148,149,150,151,152,153,154,155,156,157,158,159, // ................
160,161,162,163,164,165,166,167,168,169,170,171,172,173,174,175, // ................
176,177,178,179,180,181,182,183,184,185,186,187,188,189,190,191, // ................
192,193,194,195,196,197,198,199,200,201,202,203,204,205,206,207, // ................
208,209,210,211,212,213,214,215,216,217,218,219,220,221,222,223, // ................
224,225,226,227,228,229,230,231,232,233,234,235,236,237,238,239, // ................
240,241,242,243,244,245,246,247,248,249,250,251,252,253,254,255, // ................
72,101,108,108,111,32,87,111,114,108,100,32,33,33,33,10,         // Hello World !!!.
10,10,92,47,                                                     // ..\/
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