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open binary files

open binary files

open binary files

is there a way to open binary files read them in a program?
also is there a way to convert one filetype to another(like pdf to text)?
thank you for your continued patience.

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RE: open binary files

Opening binary files is not difficult. If you <stdio.h> then you could use the "b" option with fopen. inf = fopen("MyFile.Dat", "rb"); to open for reading in binary mode.

With <fstream.h> you could use "ios::binary" option. ifstream inf("MyFile.Dat", ios::in | ios::binary) to open for reading in minary mode.

To convert from one format to another depends on what formats you want. PDF is a proprietary format owned by Adobe. You would need a library that can read this format. Other formats are easier such as reading a comma delimited file and converting to a columnar format. You can do this on your own.

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