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#1 2006-06-02 15:37:58

John E. Franklin
Registered: 2005-08-29
Posts: 3,588

share binary files

If we ever have the need to share a binary file like a font file or a word doc or an RTF or say in the future when sound files don't seem so large anymore, what methods do we currently have to do this without making use of some link to a website that allows file sharing.  Only thing I can think of is the file could be displayed in hexidecimal and then one could copy and paste it and convert it with a program they write.  Or also there was something called uuencode and uudecode that used letters of the alphabet.

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#2 2006-06-02 16:30:05

Registered: 2005-12-04
Posts: 3,791

Re: share binary files

Instead of posting hex, you can post the binary data to the site/server/whatever.  This can then be copied and pasted into a plain text editor, and saved as the correct file type, if there are no values of 0 (null).

"In the real world, this would be a problem.  But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist.  So we'll go ahead and do that now..."


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