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    Best hex editor?

    On some parts, I'm still migrating from Windows. One program I haven't been able to find is a easy-to-use and flexible hex (binary) editor. Which one do you people use?

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    Re: Best hex editor?

    GHex.

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    Re: Best hex editor?

    or khex if you use kde
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    Re: Best hex editor?

    I use mc (midnight commander) on Linux and Total Commander on Windows - they are both clones of excellent Norton Commander from old MS-DOS days, and are much more than hex editor - basically it is the only tool you would ever need : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orthodox_file_manager

    They can do tricks like comparing directories, picking files to copy/move, and much much more.

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    Re: Best hex editor?

    If you have wine installed, try iHex. You can get it here.

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    Re: Best hex editor?

    xxd - for piping into
    mc - for editing
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    Re: Best hex editor?

    Hey, ruy_lopez, great to see another MC fan!

    Kids these days have no idea how much can be done in character-based app like MC, how it can be visual and intuitive without having the GUI overhead.

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    Re: Best hex editor?

    emacs

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    Re: Best hex editor?

    Quote Originally Posted by lnostdal View Post
    emacs
    Vim

    http://www.vim.org/htmldoc/usr_23.html#23.4

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    Re: Best hex editor?

    Another command line hex editor is "biew" (for some reason I can never remember the name).
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