C program to get the ascii string from a string

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Lot of times, you would like to get the complete string in hex or ascii format and if you are one of them then this is something that will be helpful for you 🙂

Example output:

lp-amita[d=~/bin]> ./ascii aamit
String – aamit, Length – 5

String : aamit
Hex    : 0x61616d6974
Dec    :   9797109105116

And the source code:

 

/*n* =====================================================================================
*
*       Filename:  ascii.c
*
*    Description:  ascii to dec
*
*        Version:  1.0
*        Created:  03/02/2012 12:08:49 PM
*       Revision:  none
*       Compiler:  gcc
*
*         Author:  Amit Agarwal (aka)
*  Last modified: Thu Mar 08, 2012  08:47PM
*
* =====================================================================================
*/
void main (int argc, char **argv){
    int i=0;
    char a[200]="",b[200]="";
    printf("String - %s, Length - %dn",argv[1],strlen(argv[1]));

    while (i < strlen(argv[1])){
        sprintf(a,"%s%x",a,argv[1][i]);
        sprintf(b,"%s%d",b,argv[1][i]);
        i++;
    }
    printf ("n");
    printf ("String : %sn",argv[1]);
    printf ("Hex    : 0x%sn", a);
    printf ("Dec    : %sn", b);
}
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