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binstruct

Golang binary decoder to structure

Install

go get -u github.com/ghostiam/binstruct

Examples

ZIP decoder
PNG decoder

Use

For struct

From file or other io.ReadSeeker:

package main

import (
	"encoding/binary"
	"fmt"
	"log"
	"os"

	"github.com/ghostiam/binstruct"
)

func main() {
	file, err := os.Open("testdata/file.bin")
	if err != nil {
		log.Fatal(err)
	}

	type dataStruct struct {
		Arr []int16 `bin:"len:4"`
	}

	var actual dataStruct
	decoder := binstruct.NewDecoder(file, binary.BigEndian)
	// decoder.SetDebug(true) // you can enable the output of bytes read for debugging
	err = decoder.Decode(&actual)
	if err != nil {
		log.Fatal(err)
	}

	fmt.Printf("%+v", actual)

	// Output:
	// {Arr:[1 2 3 4]}
}

From bytes

package main

import (
	"fmt"
	"log"
	
	"github.com/ghostiam/binstruct"
)

func main() {
	data := []byte{
		0x00, 0x01,
		0x00, 0x02,
		0x00, 0x03,
		0x00, 0x04,
	}

	type dataStruct struct {
		Arr []int16 `bin:"len:4"`
	}

	var actual dataStruct
	err := binstruct.UnmarshalBE(data, &actual) // UnmarshalLE() or Unmarshal()
	if err != nil {
		log.Fatal(err)
	}

	fmt.Printf("%+v", actual)

	// Output: {Arr:[1 2 3 4]}
}

or just use reader without mapping data into the structure

You can not use the functionality for mapping data into the structure, you can use the interface to get data from the stream (io.ReadSeeker)

reader.go

type Reader interface {
	io.ReadSeeker

	// Peek returns the next n bytes without advancing the reader.
	Peek(n int) ([]byte, error)

	// ReadBytes reads up to n bytes. It returns the number of bytes
	// read, bytes and any error encountered.
	ReadBytes(n int) (an int, b []byte, err error)
	// ReadAll reads until an error or EOF and returns the data it read.
	ReadAll() ([]byte, error)

	// ReadByte read and return one byte
	ReadByte() (byte, error)
	// ReadBool read one byte and return boolean value
	ReadBool() (bool, error)

	// ReadUint8 read one byte and return uint8 value
	ReadUint8() (uint8, error)
	// ReadUint16 read two bytes and return uint16 value
	ReadUint16() (uint16, error)
	// ReadUint32 read four bytes and return uint32 value
	ReadUint32() (uint32, error)
	// ReadUint64 read eight bytes and return uint64 value
	ReadUint64() (uint64, error)

	// ReadInt8 read one byte and return int8 value
	ReadInt8() (int8, error)
	// ReadInt16 read two bytes and return int16 value
	ReadInt16() (int16, error)
	// ReadInt32 read four bytes and return int32 value
	ReadInt32() (int32, error)
	// ReadInt64 read eight bytes and return int64 value
	ReadInt64() (int64, error)

	// ReadFloat32 read four bytes and return float32 value
	ReadFloat32() (float32, error)
	// ReadFloat64 read eight bytes and return float64 value
	ReadFloat64() (float64, error)

	// Unmarshal parses the binary data and stores the result
	// in the value pointed to by v.
	Unmarshal(v interface{}) error
}

Example:

package main

import (
	"encoding/binary"
	"fmt"
	"log"
	
	"github.com/ghostiam/binstruct"
)

func main() {
	data := []byte{0x01, 0x02, 0x03, 0x04, 0x05, 0x06, 0x07, 0x08, 0x09, 0x0A, 0x0B, 0x0C, 0x0D, 0x0E, 0x0F}

	reader := binstruct.NewReaderFromBytes(data, binary.BigEndian, false)

	i16, err := reader.ReadInt16()
	if err != nil {
		log.Fatal(err)
	}
	fmt.Println(i16)

	i32, err := reader.ReadInt32()
	if err != nil {
		log.Fatal(err)
	}
	fmt.Println(i32)

	b, err := reader.Peek(4)
	if err != nil {
		log.Fatal(err)
	}
	fmt.Printf("Peek bytes: %#v\n", b)

	an, b, err := reader.ReadBytes(4)
	if err != nil {
		log.Fatal(err)
	}
	fmt.Printf("Read %d bytes: %#v\n", an, b)

	other, err := reader.ReadAll()
	if err != nil {
		log.Fatal(err)
	}
	fmt.Printf("Read all: %#v\n", other)

	// Output:
	// 258
	// 50595078
	// Peek bytes: []byte{0x7, 0x8, 0x9, 0xa}
	// Read 4 bytes: []byte{0x7, 0x8, 0x9, 0xa}
	// Read all: []byte{0xb, 0xc, 0xd, 0xe, 0xf}
}

Decode to fields

type test struct {
	// Read 1 byte
	Field bool
	Field byte
	Field [1]byte
	Field int8
	Field uint8

	// Read 2 bytes
	Field int16
	Field uint16
	Field [2]byte

	// Read 4 bytes
	Field int32
	Field uint32
	Field [4]byte

	// Read 8 bytes
	Field int64
	Field uint64
	Field [8]byte

	// You can override length
	Field int64 `bin:"len:2"`

	// Fields of type int, uint and string are not read automatically 
	// because the size is not known, you need to set it manually
	Field int    `bin:"len:2"`
	Field uint   `bin:"len:4"`
	Field string `bin:"len:42"`
	
	// Can read arrays and slices
	Array [2]int32              // read 8 bytes (4+4byte for 2 int32)
	Slice []int32 `bin:"len:2"` // read 8 bytes (4+4byte for 2 int32)
	
	// Also two-dimensional slices work (binstruct_test.go:307 Test_SliceOfSlice)
	Slice2D [][]int32 `bin:"len:2,[len:2]"`
	// and even three-dimensional slices (binstruct_test.go:329 Test_SliceOfSliceOfSlice)
	Slice3D [][][]int32 `bin:"len:2,[len:2,[len:2]]"`
	
	// Structures and embedding are also supported.
	Struct struct {
		...
	}
	OtherStruct Other
	Other // embedding
}

type Other struct {
	...
}

Tags

type test struct {
	IgnoredField []byte `bin:"-"`          // ignore field
	CallMethod   []byte `bin:"MethodName"` // Call method "MethodName"
	ReadLength   []byte `bin:"len:42"`     // read 42 bytes
	
	// Offsets test binstruct_test.go:9
	Offset      byte `bin:"offset:42"`      // move to 42 bytes from current position and read byte
	OffsetStart byte `bin:"offsetStart:42"` // move to 42 bytes from start position and read byte
	OffsetEnd   byte `bin:"offsetEnd:-42"`  // move to -42 bytes from end position and read byte
	OffsetStart byte `bin:"offsetStart:42, offset:10"` // also worked and equally `offsetStart:52`

	// Calculations supported +,-,/,* and are performed from left to right that is 2+2*2=8 not 6!!!
	CalcTagValue []byte `bin:"len:10+5+2+3"` // equally len:20
	
	// You can refer to another field to get the value.
	DataLength              int    // actual length
	ValueFromOtherField     string `bin:"len:DataLength"`
	CalcValueFromOtherField string `bin:"len:DataLength+10"` // also work calculations
} 

// Method can be:
func (*test) MethodName(r binstruct.Reader) (error) {}
// or
func (*test) MethodName(r binstruct.Reader) (FieldType, error) {}

See the tests and examples for more information.

License

MIT License

GitHub

https://github.com/ghostiam/binstruct