Tag: Hex editor
New, improved Hexxed
I have not had much luck in hunting down what is wrong with my code or the Xerces-c SAX2 parser – but I do think I have successfully updated by hex editor, Hexxed, to handle 64 bit (ie >4GB) files. Indeed it performs rather better than vi for some editing tasks (Hexxed has a vi…
Free software hex editor
I have noticed that my free software hex editor (hexxed) – which is licensed under the GNU GPL – does not really come up in any searches, so here’s another entry to boost it. It’s a bit crude, but it does some things well (e.g., display unicode and switch endianness) and it will run anywhere…
Dear MI5, why don’t you use my hex editor?
This is a semi-serious point! Well, British security service MI5 helped to successfully convict three would-be terrorists Richard Dart (30) of Ealing, Imran Mahmood (22) of Northolt and Jahangir Alom (26) of Stratford by what looks like scanning through temporarily (?) cached fragments of Word documents. This is a good thing. But they have been using an 8-bit…
Ever been engaged in an intellectual activity where the hours whizz by much faster than you think, as you puzzle over and round the issues while feeling an intense pleasure that makes the rest of the world seem less important? This what is called “flow” and, generally, it is what I feel when I am…
Hexxed usage options
So, you want a hex editor for your latest project and (naturally) you decide to have a look at Hexxed, the free, GPL licensed, hex editor you can download here: http://188.8.131.52/hexxed.jar. So what happens next? bash-3.2$ java -jar hexxed.jar -u usage: hexxed [options] -b,–block use block:offset address output – default is linear address -be,–bigendian interpret data…
Download the jar – you know you want to
Help me test Hexxed, my free software hex editor. You can download it here: http://184.108.40.206/hexxed.jar Run it: java -jar hexxed.jar Let me know what you think!
Software testers wanted
I have now reached the point with my hex editor – Hexxed – that I can aggressively look for software testers with confidence, as I feel I have a piece of software that does all the key things I want: insert (as zeros) and delete multiples of 8, 16, 32 or 64 bits at a…
How should I handle the :q command?
If you are a Vi user then you will know that :q closes the editor (assuming there is no unsaved edit). Should my hex editor, Hexxed, which I am aim to give a Vi-like interface to, do the same? Currently it does not – :q instead unloads the current file from the editor but does…
Who needs a free hex editor then?
OK, Hexxed, the hex editor I have been working on, is nowhere near being finished but it does seem to be in a good enough state to find testers. It’s very rough round the edges but it will allow you to open, edit and save files. I have given it a Vi-like interface and I…
A pleasingly retro look and feel
I have done almost all my development of Hexxed on a Macbook, but have now updated the git repo on my Linux laptop and run it there – some interesting differences: the Linux app has a pleasingly retro look and feel to it – no anti-aliased fonts here on Linux key reptitition works as expected…