slightly OT : arbitrary data conversion
shaia at biocontrol.co.il
Tue Sep 5 09:57:34 CDT 2006
well, trying to answer an arbitrary question is highly non-trivial :)
1. Say you could run it under wine, how would this help you anyway? You
say the program itself does not convert to ascii.
2. I would try to reverse engineer it. It might be highly complex (say
like the word DOC file format), but most file formats, especially from
small software tend to be rather simple -- I would try to skip any
obvious header and than load it into ints or floats or doubles and see
if it makes sense. Have a look at the octave fread command -- it is
quite useful for these kind of things.
I hope this answer is better than arbitrary,
Bryan W. Lepore wrote:
> sorry for the OT question, but how would i go about converting an
> arbitrary windows data file that some program generates to plain-text?
> (more detail below):
> the program on windows does not convert to ascii. getting the program to
> run in wine will not be trivial, if at all possible. only one part of the
> output from `strings` or `file` starts making sense - points to a dll, but
> short of mirroring the windows installation, it leads no where.
> sooo... my best guess is try to get it to run in wine. any other ideas
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