MAC address conversion

I need to convert MAC addresses from canonical to non-canonical.  I know that there are lot of utilities like this out there already, ready to use.  But they only convert one mac address at a time.  I'd like to be able to convert one, or several, from a command line.  I've been able to convert a hex MAC address to binary, but that's where I get stuck.  After initial conversion to binary, I need to bitswap all of the binary digits, then convert back to hex.  Here's what I have so far:

$mac = $ARGV[0];
&hex2bin;

 sub hex2bin {
         for (my $i = 0; $i < length($mac); $i += 1) {
                 printf('%04b', hex(substr($mac, $i, 1)))
         }
         print "\n";
 }

"/usr/bin/perl bulkMac.pl 00f07f2671ef"  returns
000000001111000001111111001001100111000111101111

Anyhelp would be appreciated!  Thanks - Rich
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kawasCommented:


use Data::Dumper;

@ARGV = ("123456789ABC") unless defined @ARGV;
foreach my $mac (@ARGV) {
	print "mac ($mac) -> ", &hex2bin($mac), "\n";
}

 sub hex2bin {
 	my $hex_string = shift;
 	my @hex_array = split(//, $hex_string);
 	@hex_array = reverse(@hex_array);
 	my @result, @test;
 	my $string = '';
 	# convert to binary
 	foreach my $char (@hex_array) {
 		my $bin = reverse (sprintf "%04b", hex( $char ));
 		push @result, $bin;
 	}
 	print Dumper (\@result);
 	# now take binary rep and convert to hex
 	foreach my $char (@result) {
 		my $hex = sprintf('%X', oct("0b$char"));
 		$string .= $hex;
 	}
 	return join('', reverse(split(/(\w{2})/g, $string)));
 }

 # 123456789ABC Canonical
 # 48-2C-6A-1E-59-3D non-canonical

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Thank you!
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