MGED CMD dbbinary



dbbinary [-o|-i pattern type] dest source


-i for input -o for output
currently, only 'u' is supported
data format
destination object or file
source file or object

Return Value(s)

No Return Values for this command.


The "dbbinary" command is used to create or retrieve binary opaque objects. One of -i or -o must be specified. The -o option "outputs" or extracts a binary object from the database object source to a file called dest. The -i option "inputs" or imports a file called source into a binary object called dest in the database. There are two additional arguments that must be specified with the -i option: pattern and type. Currently, only uniform binary objects (arrays of values) are supported. As a result, the pattern is always u for "uniform" pattern. The type can be one of the following: f -> float d -> double c -> char (8 bit) s -> short (16 bit) i -> int (32 bit) l -> long (64 bit) C -> unsigned char (8 bit) S -> unsigned short (16 bit) I -> unsigned int (32 bit) L -> unsigned long (64 bit)


mged> dbbinary -i -u c cmds /usr/brlcad/html/manuals/mged/mged_cmds
Create an opaque uniform binary object of characters with the name cmds that contains the contents of the file /usr/brlcad/html/manuals/mged/mged_cmds.
mged> dbbinary -o /home/jim/cmds cmds
the contents of the binary object named cmds into the file named /home/jim/cmds

See Also

No related commands.

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