Wrapper around `protoc --decode`. Adds support for length-prefixed protobuf messages.
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…sely match protoc's usage, and add support for using ntohl to convert the byte-order of the length-prefix header values
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Wrapper around protobuf's protoc --decode utility. Adds support for length-prefixed messages.


  protoc-decode-lenprefix -d mesos.internal.StatusUpdateRecord \
    -I MESOS_CODE/src -I MESOS_CODE/include \

e.g., say you have a task.updates file generated by Mesos, and say you have downloaded the Mesos source code to the MESOS_CODE dir.

cat task.updates | \
  protoc-decode-lenprefix \
    --decode mesos.internal.StatusUpdateRecord \
    -I MESOS_CODE/src -I MESOS_CODE/include \

This results in all of the StatusUpdateRecord messages in the task.updates input file being written to stdout.

Note how the parameters for protoc-decode-lenprefix are identical to those passed to protoc, assuming you don't have the length-prefix header. e.g., taking a task.info file, we use dd to strip off the 1st 4 bytes and then have protoc decode the embedded message:

dd bs=1 skip=4 if=task.info | \
  protoc \
    --decode=mesos.internal.Task \
    -I MESOS_CODE/src -I MESOS_CODE/include \