Simon Wistow

NAME

File::Binary - Binary file reading module

SYNOPSIS

    use File::Binary qw($BIG_ENDIAN $LITTLE_ENDIAN $NATIVE_ENDIAN);

    my $fb = File::Binary->new("myfile");
    
    $fb->get_ui8();
    $fb->get_ui16();
    $fb->get_ui32();
    $fb->get_si8();
    $fb->get_si16();
    $fb->get_si32();

    $fb->close();

    $fb->open(">newfile");

    $fb->put_ui8(255);
    $fb->put_ui16(65535);
    $fb->put_ui32(4294967295);
    $fb->put_si8(-127);
    $fb->put_si16(-32767);
    $fb->put_si32(-2147483645);
    
    $fb->close();


    $fb->open(IO::Scalar->new($somedata));
    $fb->set_endian($BIG_ENDIAN); # force endianness

    # do what they say on the tin
    $fb->seek($pos);
    $fb->tell();

    # etc etc

DEPENDENCIES

This module has external dependencies on the following modules:

 IO::File       1.14
 IO::Scalar     1.126
 Test::More

INSTALLATION

 perl Makefile.PL
 make test

and if all goes well

 make install

HISTORY

Revision history for Perl extension File::Binary. 1.60 Mon 31 Mar 2008 19:06:03 BST - Specify minimum version of IO::File - Make binmode more automatic - Change tests to exercise IO::Scalar

1.50 Wed 12 Mar 2008 20:08:06 GMT - fix a bug to do with binmode of file handles thanks to Peter Möller

1.40 Wed 30 Aug 2006 20:09:25 BST - fix bug with checking file handle on open thanks to Duane Hitz

AUTHOR

Copyright 2003, Simon Wistow <simon@thegestalt.org>

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