Reverses byte-pairs in a file. Eg, a file containing “ab” will contain “ba”, and a file containing “abcd” will contain “badc”.
OS version: OS X
(* swapBytes Reverses byte-pairs in a file. Eg, a file containing "ab" will contain "ba", and a file containing "abcd" will contain "badc". This handler is not intended to handle great amounts of data. 5 MB is fine. 50 MB is not fine. If you need such capability, you can easilly modify this handler. Parameters: f: file path, alias, posix path to a file Example: swapBytes("path:to:file.txt") *) to swapBytes(f) set f to f as Unicode text if f does not contain ":" then set f to POSIX file f as Unicode text set f to alias f if (f as text) ends with ":" then error "No folders!" do shell script "dd conv=swab < " & quoted form of POSIX path of f & " > /tmp/jfileLib_swapBytes" try set f to (open for access f with write permission) write (read ("/tmp/jfileLib_swapBytes" as POSIX file)) to f starting at 0 close access f on error msg number n try close access f end try error msg number n end try end swapBytes property |version| : 1.0 property |from| : "jfileLib" property author : "Pescados Software · PescadosWeb.com" property |date| : date "sábado, 24 julio 2004 00:00:00" property license : "freeware, open-source"