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://220.127.116.11/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://18.104.22.168/hexxed.jar Run it: java -jar hexxed.jar Let me know what you think!
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…
Adding vi-like functionality to Hexxed
I have decided that I will model the keyboard interface for Hexxed on vi. I know that is not what many/any coming from outside the Unix world will expect, but then there are plenty of Hex editors out there and I want to make one that will appeal to at least one niche. As I…
Hexxed: starting to look that it might be useful one day
It being a Bank Holiday in the UK I have spent a little more time on Hexxed, the hex editor I foolishly challenged myself to write a while back. As the screenshot shows it is starting to look like it might one day be useful.