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Old 10-01-2011, 07:17 AM   #1
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Any thoughts on Wx hex Editor?

Supposedly it does almost anything and is open source. Does anyone have any experience with it?

Thanks in advance!
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I've always seen hex editors as a kind of solution-looking-for-a-problem tool. On the surface, it seems like a great tool for doing.... uh, well, hard to give a good example. Most things that are not text-editor friendly exist as a product of some kind of translator, or are simply the output of a program. Modifying such files usually makes the most sense by using a tool built specifically for the job. Often, modifying even a small number of bytes in a file has a ripple effect on the whole file, or large parts of it. These are difficult to keep track of at the basic binary/hex byte level, which is why an application-specific tool is generally preferred.
What application do you see as appropriate for the tool you mentioned?

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Old 10-01-2011, 07:45 PM   #3
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This endevor has multiple purposes.

I want to start installing from source code for one and I need to build sort of a "lab" to understand Linux/computing better. The hex editor would be an instrument to do this with and I would install it from source to for-fill two needs at once.

Part of the functionality of a "do it all" editor is that you don't have to guess when gedit won't open it ,what type of file it is judging by what is says it is not.

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