Convert a byte array to a String with a hexidecimal format. : String vs Byte Array « Data Type « Java Tutorial

import java.util.Enumeration;
import java.util.Locale;
import java.util.Properties;


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public class Main {

  private static char[] hex_table = {
    '0', '1', '2', '3', '4', '5', '6', '7', '8', '9', 
    'a', 'b', 'c', 'd', 'e', 'f'
  Convert a byte array to a String with a hexidecimal format.
  The String may be converted back to a byte array using fromHexString.
  For each byte (b) two characaters are generated, the first character
  represents the high nibble (4 bits) in hexidecimal (<code>b & 0xf0</code>), the second character
  represents the low nibble (<code>b & 0x0f</code>).
  The byte at <code>data[offset]</code> is represented by the first two characters in the returned String.

  @param  data  byte array
  @param  offset  starting byte (zero based) to convert.
  @param  length  number of bytes to convert.

  @return the String (with hexidecimal format) form of the byte array
public static String toHexString(byte[] data, int offset, int length)
  StringBuffer s = new StringBuffer(length*2);
  int end = offset+length;

  for (int i = offset; i < end; i++)
    int high_nibble = (data[i] & 0xf0) >>> 4;
    int low_nibble = (data[i] & 0x0f);

  return s.toString();


2.27.String vs Byte Array
2.27.1.Obtaining the Characters in a String as an Array of Bytes
2.27.2.Construct string from subset of char array.
2.27.3.Converts bytes to a hex string
2.27.4.Get byte array from hex string
2.27.5.Gets a hex string from byte array.
2.27.6.Convert bytes to a base16 string.
2.27.7.Convert a string into a byte array in hex format.
2.27.8.Convert a byte array to a String with a hexidecimal format.
2.27.9.Convert a hexidecimal string generated by toHexString() back into a byte array.
2.27.10.Converts a hex string to a byte array.
2.27.11.Get 7-bit ASCII character array from input String.