BIN (Binary Text)

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File Format
Name BIN (Binary Text)
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Extension(s) .bin

BIN (or Binary Text, BinaryText, BinText, Binary, BiNARY, etc.) is a character graphics format associated with the ANSI Art community. Its lack of a distinctive name, file extension, or signature makes it difficult to find information about it.

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BIN is basically a raw copy of PC screen memory, with each character encoded as two bytes in the usual PC way: one for the character code, followed by one for the attributes. There are usually 160 characters (320 bytes) per line. Some BIN files have a SAUCE metadata segment at the end of the file, which may specify a different number of characters per line.

Software

See also ANSI Art#Software.

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