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Re: a hexeditor please




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On Fri, Feb 09, 2018 at 10:36:10AM -0500, Gene Heskett wrote:
> Greetings all;
> 
> Trying to scan thru an 8Gb file dd has made of an sd card, I find 
> khexedits lack of a scroll bar to be a huge hindrance.
> 
> Do we have one of those critters that will let me scan thru a file that 
> big looking for data besides 00 00, and will do it yet this year?
> 
> Story so far:

[...]

You sure you want an *editor*, as in "you plan on edit things"?

If not, hexdump -C is your friend (it will abbreviate reams of
zeros and other repeated stuff by default). From hexdump's fine
manual:

  The options are as follows:
  [...]
  -v  Cause hexdump to display all input data.  Without
      the -v option, any number of groups of output lines,
      which would be identical to the immediately preceding
      group of output lines (except for the input offsets),
      are replaced with a line comprised of a single asterisk.

Cheers
- -- t
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