BCC(1) - General Commands Manual
bcc - binary to C/C++ arrays converter
bcc [-0csu] [-I tab-indent] [-i space-indent] 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.
Generate a static array.
Use an unsigned char rather than signed.
tab-indent count as leading indents.
space-indent count as leading indents.
Create a static, const, unsigned array from an image.
bcc -scu 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.
Mac OS X 10.15 - October 21, 2020