BCC(1) - General Commands Manual
bcc - binary to C/C++ arrays converter
bcc [-0cs] [-I num] [-i num] filename variable
The bcc utility converts the input file into a C or C++ array named variable that can be embedded as-is in the source code. A special - value can be passed as input which will read standard input instead.
The variable can contain any character but only ones that are allowed in the C standard will be kept, other will be replaced with a “_”. Also, the extension (by finding the first .) is removed as well. This can be handy when generating a lots of file based on their names during a build process.
Note: you must still not start a variable name with digits.
The following options are available:
Terminate the generated array with a trailing NUL.
Generates a const array.
Generates a static array.
Use num count as leading tab indents.
Use num count as leading space indents.
Create a static, const array from an image.
bcc -sc image.png image > image.h
Create a modifiable array from a text file as a NUL terminated string.
bcc -0 text.txt text > text.h
The bcc tool is inspired by xxd utility but offers more flexibility over the the generated code.
macOS 11.2 - April 13, 2021