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Hexadecimal to Decimal Conversion on the Command Line

Posted On 2007-04-14 by FortyPoundHead
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Computer programmers and system engineers often need to convert hexadecimal numbers such as FF to decimal numbers (255) and vice-versa, but don''t want to open up the Windows XP calculator tool?

The Sysinternals website, part of Microsoft TechNet, offers a free DOS hexadecimal to decimal conversion program called hex2dec. Simply download a zip file, unzip the executable inside hex2dec.zip to your main Windows directory, and you can convert numbers on the command line like so:

Convert hexadecimal 77 to decimal

C:\>hex2dec 0x77

Hex2dec - converts hex to decimal and vice versa
Copyright (C) 2004 Mark Russinovich
Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com

0x77 = 119

Convert decimal 3243 to hexadecimal

C:\>hex2dec 3243

Hex2dec - converts hex to decimal and vice versa
Copyright (C) 2004 Mark Russinovich
Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com

3243 = 0xCAB

Sysinternals Hex2dec - http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/
Miscellaneous/Hex2dec.mspx


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