>From the command line, you can do:
  protoc --decode_raw < data_file

This will give you as much information as can be determined without a type
definition, to give you an idea of what's there.  In C++, you can use the
UnknownFieldSet class to parse and inspect a message of unknown type.

On Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 10:32 PM, <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> I'm trying to consume data from an app that generates output
> serialized via Protocol Buffers but do not have the original spec for
> the specific structures that have been encoded. Is there a relatively
> straight-forward path to deserializing, or even just decoding, the
> serialized data stream without knowing its structure in advance?
> Hints/pointers of any variety would be welcomed.
> Thanks.
> >

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