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### Re: Printing byte as 2 Hex characters

by ikegami (Pope)
 on May 30, 2012 at 15:38 UTC ( #973322=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Printing byte as 2 Hex characters

[ I went sideways a bit since this is a learning exercise. Hopefully, this will put you in the right mindset to solve similar problems in the future. ]

My desired output to print 0b11110000 as 0xF0 but all I got was 0

This alone isn't very clear.

Is your input the string 0b11110000, the number 0b11110000 (240) or the character 0b11110000 (240)?

Is your desired output the string 0xF0, the number 0xF0 (240) or the character 0xF0 (240)?

One would generally convert the input to a number,

 If your input is the string 0b11110000 my \$num = oct(\$input); If your input is the number 240 my \$num = \$input; If your input is the character 240 my \$num = ord(\$input); If your input is the character 240 my \$num = unpack('C', \$input);

do something with it, then format the number as desired.

 If your desired output is the string 0xF0 my \$output = sprintf("0x%02X", \$num); If your desired output is the number 240 my \$output = \$num; If your desired output is the character 240 my \$output = chr(\$num); If your desired output is the character 240 my \$output = pack('C', \$num);

Looking at your code, you want the the string 0xF0 from character 0b11110000, so

```printf("0x%02X", ord(\$input));
or
```printf("0x%02X", unpack('C', \$input));

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Re^2: Printing byte as 2 Hex characters
by ShiningPerl (Novice) on May 30, 2012 at 16:01 UTC
Thank you so much, this is so much detail contributed on your side.

Here is one I didn't see listed that I often use for debugging...

```printf "0x%*v2.2X\n", ' ', \$payload;

If \$payload is several bytes of data, this will print something like:

```0x01 02 03 CF
Re^2: Printing byte as 2 Hex characters
by Anonymous Monk on Aug 29, 2013 at 11:31 UTC

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