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Old 01-19-2009, 09:08 PM   #1
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Searching software to compare binary files in hex


Just as the subject says, I am looking for a tool to do the job.
`od` , `bsdiff` , `xdelta` are not what I need.
 
Old 01-19-2009, 09:20 PM   #2
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You probably need to give us more information--eg the format of the final result.

You can use hexdump to get the hex values, and then pipe into cmp or diff.
 
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It would like Ultraedit compare or Hexcmp in windows?
Which shows the hex data of both files side-by-side, and highlight the differences.
 
Old 01-19-2009, 09:48 PM   #4
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In general, you will find that Unix-like systems do many things with combinations of simple commands. Don't assume that there are equivalents for all Windows utilities.

One trick:
man -k <keyword>

For example, try:
man -k compare
 
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Thanks, I think Linux is not that explicit as Windows by some means.
And it leave you to develop the utility by yourself, for yourself.
 
Old 01-20-2009, 02:54 AM   #6
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Um, it's just a program, it has nothing to do with Linux. If they wanted to, the ones that make the program you like will port it to Linux. If not, then you need to write one yourself or use the tools available.
 
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Thanks, I think Linux is not that explicit as Windows by some means.
And it leave you to develop the utility by yourself, for yourself.
I'm not sure what you mean.....

Linux (and any Unix-like system) has much more comprehensive and powerful utilities than does Windows.

stringing some commands together with a pipe (|) hardly qualifies as "developing the utility by yourself".
 
  


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