ascii2binary - Convert between ASCII, hexadecimal and binary representations

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name ascii2binary
Package version 2.14
Package release 1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 79 B
Download size 20.40 KB
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This package contains:
* ascii2binary reads input consisting of ascii or hexadecimal representation
numbers separated by whitespace and produces as output the binary
equivalents. The type and precision of the binary output is selected
using command line flags.
* binary2ascii reads input consisting of binary numbers and converts
them to their ascii or hexadecimal representation.
Command line flags specify the type and size of the binary numbers
and provide control over the format of the output.
Unsigned integers may be written out in binary, octal, decimal,
or hexadecimal.
Signed integers may be written out only in binary or decimal. Floating
point numbers may be written out only decimal, either in standard or
scientific notation. (If you want to examine the binary representation
of floating point numbers, just treat the input as a sequence of unsigned
The two programs are useful for generating test data, for inspecting binary
files, and for interfacing programs that generate textual output to programs
that require  binary input and conversely. They can also be useful when it is
desired to reformat numbers.


Package Version Architecture Repository
ascii2binary_2.14-1_i386.deb 2.14 i386 Debian Main
ascii2binary - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.3


Type URL
Binary Package ascii2binary_2.14-1_amd64.deb
Source Package ascii2binary

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install ascii2binary deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install ascii2binary




2011-10-23 - Mohammed Sameer <>
ascii2binary (2.14-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release (Closes: #598600, #625025).
* debian/compat use compatibility level 8
* debian/rules simplified by using dh
* debian/control
- Requires debhelper 8 to build
- Added Homepage
- Bumped Standards-Version to 3.9.1
2007-06-17 - Mohammed Sameer <>
ascii2binary (2.13-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
2006-08-02 - Mohammed Sameer <>
ascii2binary (2.11-2) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/rules: Cleaned up.
* debian/control:
- Better package description
- Removed autotools-dev from Build-Depends.
2006-06-03 - Mohammed Sameer <>
ascii2binary (2.11-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial release (Closes: #370145)

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