I have a situation i need to extract data from files (1 time only so doesn't have to be pretty). Files do not have source code or file layouts provided. I have gotten a binary dump util and can use that to parse out the ascii data but of course the numeric data is a bit more complicated. Any idea on how to get this info out - no i do not have file layouts but only have a few files to do and if i have to i can develop a data table through inspection of the binary and trial and error. Hot item need to do ASAP (of course is there anything else??). I am not a c programmer but do have other programming tools that i can use to restructure the data or to run the binary through a coversion in to readable numeric. Ideally a simple dump utility i could stick on the redhat enterprise 3.0 O/S and say dump file xxxx.dat > ascii.dat would be great. Thanks!