Best Hex Editor?

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by Cromulent, Jul 4, 2009.

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    Cromulent

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    I've been using 0xED for a little while but was wondering if anyone knew of a better Mac OS X hex editor at all? 0xED is rather sparse, and having used Hex Editor Neo on Windows Vista it feels a little under powered.
     
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    Catfish_Man

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    Hex Fiend is pretty nice.
     
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    Tallest Skil

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    Or there's HexEdit.
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    I've tried all 3 of those. I find 0xED best for large files.
     
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    Cromulent

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    Thanks guys. I guess I'll stick with 0xED then, shame really as Hex Editor Neo is really, really nice on Windows.

    Gap in the market? Any budding entrepreneurs here? :)
     
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    kainjow

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    I've never heard of 0xED, I'll have to give it a try. I use HexEdit, but have used Hex Fiend a few times.
     
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    What does Neo do that 0xED can't?
     
  9. macrumors 68040

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    I've been using hexedit from mac ports, it's a console application using ncurses.
    I've tried 0xED and the gui hexEdit (which I'm not sure is the same?) but I find that I like the console app the most.
     
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    wrldwzrd89

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    I use 0xED myself, works great for what I need a hex editor for.
     
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    kainjow

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    The one thing that's missing is a good (free) hex editor that can edit (or view mainly) devices. When I give 0xED a path to /dev/diskxxx it crashes. Been wanting to modify Hex Fiend to do this, just haven't gotten around to it yet..
     
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    iBored can do this. Many console editors can as well.
     

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