Binary is a base-2 numbering system that represents values using two symbols: 0 and 1.

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Overriding Linux libraries for historical binary-only tools

I have a 64 bit Ubuntu Linux box. Recently I was given an old compiled binary that used to run on an old, retired server, which I THINK was a 2007-era Redhat distribution. As you might expect, the ...
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How did the first Microprocessors knew the meaning of binary codes?

I've been asking myself this question for more than one year and I just decided to ask the question on here. I don't know if it's the right place or not. As far as I know Microprocessors are a ...
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Route summarization: How to get the route summary patently. (VLSM, CIDR)

i'm looking for a smart and short way to calculate summary routes. (CIDR, route summarization) I'm common with the subject matter of summarization, supernets, VLSM, CIDR etc. but I don't always ...
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Binary diff tool which would work the same way as diff(1) tool

Do you know Unix/Linux diff(1) tool works? It shows which lines were added and removed between 2 text files, and shows it in the human-readable form. I need the same kind of tool for binary files - ...
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How to apply binary diff produced by fc to a file?

How can one apply diff file produced by fc /b command on Windows to update some file in a simplest way possible; i.e. without buying anything or downloading some large/questionable software? The diff ...
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Recover files from corrupt archive

I have a tar file of 40Gb but when I open it with the archive manager on Ubuntu I get only 512MB. The major part of my files are messing. Even when I do : tar -tf myfile.tar.gz I don't get the list ...
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How to upload a file to windows through a netcat session

I have a netcat session and I want to upload a binary to the target windows machine. How can I do so? Is there a native "wget" in windows?
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Changing binary file to readable text file

I have a program that creates a file that stores text like this: application/octet-stream; charset=binary now i need to convert this file to this: text/plain; charset=us-ascii i know this is ...
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Jekyll installation successful but command not found

I am trying to install Jekyll following http://jekyllrb.com/docs/installation/ ○ → sudo gem install jekyll Password: Fetching: jekyll-2.5.3.gem (100%) Successfully installed jekyll-2.5.3 Parsing ...
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Binary Visual Diff Tool for MacOS X

This might already be answered, but I did not find an answer that really matched my needs. I'm looking for a visual diff tool that can diff binary files. It was also OK if it was integrated into a ...
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Tools to check whether an executable has SIMD instructions in it?

Theoretically we can analysis a binary executable/library to see whether it contains any SSE and/or AVX opcode. However, it may be a bit tedious and error-prone. Are there any tools I can use to get a ...
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How to detect binary compatibility with the SSE4 instruction set?

I have bunch of binaries built for the SSE4 (Streaming SIMD Extensions 4) instruction set. I’d like to run them on a processor that has no support for the instruction set. It is natural that I get the ...
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“Operation not permitted” on program start

I am trying to run the YGOPro game on my Mac. However, whenever I try to run it, I get: server:Ygopro Ingwie$ ./ygopro.app/Contents/MacOS/ygopro -bash: ./ygopro.app/Contents/MacOS/ygopro: Operation ...
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What is the difference between .mbin and .bin?

I got a .mbin file this morning. As a newbie and just out of curiosity, is there any difference between .mbin and .bin? If no, is that OK to swap ".mbin" with ".bin" in file name? If yes, what are ...
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Invert all bits in a file

I’m looking for a way to invert all bits in a file, preferably using Windows-integrated tools. How do I go about doing that? In essence, a file with contents 1100101 would become 0011010.
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Running a binary in 32bit on mavericks

I was just wondering if anyone knows how to run a Mach-O binary file on Mac OS X Mavericks as a 32 bit, or ppc. X11 is no longer supported.
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Three way binary comparison for savegame hacking

Basically, I'm trying to compare a bunch of savegames to find where some values are stored. First of all, it's a rogue-like interpreted in WinGlulxe. I'm dealing with almost 100% binary save files ...