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in reply to Handling binary

Welcome G109B,

I think you will find it easier to use binary strings for your project. To get you started:

perl -e '$h=pack("H*","139686DA20C1");$b=unpack("B*",$h);print length( +$b)," $b\n";'

Then use 'substr' to get 5 binary digits at a time.

while( $b ) { print substr($b,0,5,""); }
Do the opposite to build your blob.

Why are you using Base 5, when the rest of the world uses binary?

Regards...Ed

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