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Re: hdisp -- a tiny new utility

From: Pádraig Brady
Subject: Re: hdisp -- a tiny new utility
Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2006 09:40:34 +0000
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Geoffrey Rommel wrote:
> I've written a little utility called 'hdisp' (hex display). It displays files 
> in characters and hex, which makes it similar to 'od -ch', but the output is 
> IMHO easier to read. It also displays "EBCDIC" characters; for instance, 
> x'C1' in the input can be displayed as 'A' (actually an ASCII A, of course). 
> I've been using it on Sun, IBM, and Intel hardware for years. Any objections 
> if I contribute it? Also, I've never contributed code before, so any pointers 
> to the proper procedures would be appreciated. Thanks.

On fedora there is hexdump from util-linux
On ubuntu there is hexdump from bsdmainutils
Personally I use: alias hd='od -Ax -tx1z -v'

I'm not sure a new util is required.


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