Need a free Hex Viewer

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Mr. Anderson, May 3, 2004.

  1. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

    Mr. Anderson

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    So, many moons ago as a programmer in Unix I remember we had a simple util that would show you binary code in hex and characters. Nice thing was you could see if there were any comments or such in the binary code. I'd love to have something like this for the Mac - there any free ones out there?

    For those wondering why - I'm working on some Flash movies and want to know if i need to encript some text so that it won't be visible/obvious with someone doing the same thing.

    Thanks,

    D
     
  2. kylos macrumors 6502a

    kylos

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    Here's something I found when I was trying to edit keyboard layout resources for american flag hating canadians. :)
    hexedit
     
  3. advocate macrumors regular

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  4. Mr. Anderson thread starter Moderator emeritus

    Mr. Anderson

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    HexEdit was it!!

    Thanks so much - and for those interested, it looks like Flash MX 2004 does a good job of 'hiding' the text in compiled .swf files so no variable initialization and such is visible.

    D
     
  5. kylos macrumors 6502a

    kylos

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    You know, I never thought of that. I feel stupid now. Searching all over the 'net when I had one all along.

    Edit: Just checked the man pages. od has been deprecated in favor of hexdump for mac os X.3.3 at least.
     
  6. palmg00 macrumors newbie

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    The Flash File format has been published and can be found on macromedia's site. You probably cannot read any of the strings because the swf has been compressed. There are many swf decompilers out there that will be able to decompress and read your swf however.
     

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