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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!
 
Old 10-01-2011, 02:09 PM   #2
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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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Old 09-06-2014, 06:50 AM   #4
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Himm. It's little late to answer but being late is better than never.

I am experiencing it for a years. It helps me on many projects. That's why it's programmed. Without it, you don't have any free tool like Meteorite MKV fixer. And I am actually happy while I am using it. Indeed it's the best HexEditor for Linux, for me, not just because of that I have program it (as an it's author).

I just write for learn your experiences with wxHexEditor.
Thanks.
 
Old 09-07-2014, 03:50 PM   #5
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So you wrote the code for Wx?

Thanks for the response! I never actually compiled it but I might do it in the near future. I wanted an editor and yours had features that seemed very useful that the others did not have, meld ,etcetera.
 
  


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