Need to programatically convert binary files to text
Posted on 2013-01-28
We have a few gigs of binary files (full of plain text data) that we need to convert to text only files. Whats the easiest way to do this programatically.
to give you an idea of how we can do it manually - we can open each file in notepad and then "save as" a text file (before anyone asks, simply changing the extension does not do the trick). In case you are wondering why text files are being treated as binary - its the fault of our FTP process, since the files were originally uploaded as binary, they are saved as binay on our windows system.
Thanks in advance.