After examining about 10 different hex editors, the best hex editor of my choice is : bvi
snip from bvi official site:
The bvi is a display-oriented editor for binary files, based on the vi texteditor.
snip from bvi manual:
Similar to the text search commands there are additional hex-search functions '\' and '#' which allow to search for any byte value. Example: "\62 76 69" will search for the string "bvi". Spaces between hex value are optional, so searching for "6775636B6573" will find "guckes".
Installation progress in Slackware 12.0:
cd /usr/src wget http://umn.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/bvi/bvi-1.3.2.src.tar.gz tar zxf bvi-1.3.2.src.tar.gz cd bvi-1.3.2 ./configure make && make install
BY: Pejman Moghadam
TAG: asm, hex, bvi
DATE: 2008-08-02 23:21:08