Author Topic: Right said frhed  (Read 799 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline PerranOak

  • Frequent Contributor
  • **
  • Posts: 491
  • Country: gb
Right said frhed
« on: October 05, 2021, 02:37:50 pm »
I’m looking for a good hex viewer (Windows).  I only really want to view hex files from various sources, I don’t need to edit disks directly or anything.

frhed seems a popular one.

Any good or shall I keep looking?
Some light can never be seen!
RJD
 

Online jpanhalt

  • Super Contributor
  • ***
  • Posts: 1464
  • Country: us
Re: Right said frhed
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2021, 05:37:53 pm »
When I have manipulated some hex files I used this to calculate the check sum: https://www.fischl.de/hex_checksum_calculator/

The files themselves were viewed in NotebookNotepad (Windows).  I program in Assembly so going to Hex is not a big issue.
« Last Edit: October 05, 2021, 05:40:50 pm by jpanhalt »
 

Online SiliconWizard

  • Super Contributor
  • ***
  • Posts: 8320
  • Country: fr
Re: Right said frhed
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2021, 05:39:31 pm »
 
The following users thanked this post: CJay

Offline CJay

  • Super Contributor
  • ***
  • Posts: 3976
  • Country: gb
Re: Right said frhed
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2021, 05:54:52 pm »
Plain Hex, I use HXD.

For Intelhex, S etc. etc. that you might find I just download a demo version of device/EPROM programmer software and use that.

They'll usually give you a demo mode and allow you to load up files, split them, combine, interleave, edit etc. and save the result out.
 

Offline rsjsouza

  • Super Contributor
  • ***
  • Posts: 5166
  • Country: us
  • Eternally curious
    • Vbe - vídeo blog eletrônico
Re: Right said frhed
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2021, 06:27:37 pm »
Vbe - vídeo blog eletrônico http://videos.vbeletronico.com

Oh, the "whys" of the datasheets... The information is there not to be an axiomatic truth, but instead each speck of data must be slowly inhaled while carefully performing a deep search inside oneself to find the true metaphysical sense...
 

Offline David Hess

  • Super Contributor
  • ***
  • Posts: 14094
  • Country: us
  • DavidH
Re: Right said frhed
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2021, 09:04:46 pm »
I used to use HexEdit but it has been out of development for a while:

http://hexeditpro.blogspot.com/2016/10/hexedit-50.html

Wikipedia has a good list of options:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_hex_editors
 

Online cfbsoftware

  • Contributor
  • Posts: 45
  • Country: au
    • Astrobe: Oberon IDE for Cortex-M and FPGA Development
Chris Burrows
CFB Software
https://www.astrobe.com
 

Offline rsjsouza

  • Super Contributor
  • ***
  • Posts: 5166
  • Country: us
  • Eternally curious
    • Vbe - vídeo blog eletrônico
Re: Right said frhed
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2021, 09:46:56 pm »
I used to use HexEdit but it has been out of development for a while:

http://hexeditpro.blogspot.com/2016/10/hexedit-50.html

Wikipedia has a good list of options:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_hex_editors
David, it seems that most of the Hex editors mentioned here have been stable for quite a number of years. The one that is the title of this thread, for example, is dated back to 2009. XVI32 is from 2012.

TBH, if it is not broken, there is no need to change it.  :-+
Vbe - vídeo blog eletrônico http://videos.vbeletronico.com

Oh, the "whys" of the datasheets... The information is there not to be an axiomatic truth, but instead each speck of data must be slowly inhaled while carefully performing a deep search inside oneself to find the true metaphysical sense...
 
The following users thanked this post: cfbsoftware

Offline David Hess

  • Super Contributor
  • ***
  • Posts: 14094
  • Country: us
  • DavidH
Re: Right said frhed
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2021, 10:24:30 pm »
David, it seems that most of the Hex editors mentioned here have been stable for quite a number of years. The one that is the title of this thread, for example, is dated back to 2009. XVI32 is from 2012.

TBH, if it is not broken, there is no need to change it.  :-+

I agree, which is why I use Hexedit_4.  I did not know that it had fallen out of support years ago until I looked it up for this discussion.
 
The following users thanked this post: rsjsouza

Offline nali

  • Frequent Contributor
  • **
  • Posts: 487
  • Country: gb
Re: Right said frhed
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2021, 08:13:01 am »
I've found hex viewers / editors to be pretty same-y and on the occasions I've needed one on a system that doesn't have one just install whatever I find after a couple of minutes researching. Which is how I found HxD, and that's my go-to now.

Prior to that I used to use Total Commander for quick viewing mainly because I used to use the old Norton DOS software before they got to the Symantec bloatware they are nowadays. (Still use Midnight Commander on Linux, it's a kind of muscle memory thing)
 

Offline PerranOak

  • Frequent Contributor
  • **
  • Posts: 491
  • Country: gb
Re: Right said frhed
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2021, 12:52:20 pm »
Beaut! Cheers all.
Some light can never be seen!
RJD
 

Online dunkemhigh

  • Super Contributor
  • ***
  • Posts: 3727
Re: Right said frhed
« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2021, 09:26:05 pm »
I can heartily recommend 010 Editor:

https://www.sweetscape.com/010editor/

What makes the difference is you can overlay templates on the binary data, so it decodes what you're seeing as high-level data even though you're looking at binary stuff. And other magic too.

It is paid-for software (and why shouldn't it be), but very soon (like perhaps tomorrow or the next day) you can get it for 60% off here:

https://www.bitsdujour.com/software/010-editor/in=upcoming-discounts
 


Share me

Digg  Facebook  SlashDot  Delicious  Technorati  Twitter  Google  Yahoo
Smf