Hexel is an advanced hex editor for character-based terminals.
It contains many of the advanced features you would love in a modern editor,
while preserving that old traditional flavour that Hiew has.
Some of the features of hexel that are already implemented include:
As you can see, its not your grand daddy's editor!
Console based, works in any virtual terminal. (I made my
own windowing framework, and I should be able to port the backbuffer and
input routines to a GUI system :)
Cut/Copy/Paste between buffers.
Unlimited editing of numerous files simultaenously.
Unlimited horizontal/vertical splitting of windows.
ANSI Color support.
Insert/erase support. Unlike other hex editors which only
allow overwrite patching, hexel allows full insertion and erase of bytes
at any point in any file.
Very fast editing and loading of files. Loading of a 25meg
file (linux-2.4.0.tar.gz) takes less than a second. Editting speed is a
function of the number of edits made not a function of the file size.
Max file size depends on both disk space and ram, since the files aren't
completely loaded into core ram, they are paged as necessary. This
make editting massive files efficient and easy.
Binary/Octal/Hexadecimal/Ascii editting/viewing modes.
x86 Instruction decoder supports up to Pentium 4.
Licensed under the terms of the BSD License. You have full
access to the source code.
And a bunch of other stuff. :)
Features implemented that need enhancing:
Menuing system (this needs to be tested for usabilty, old-school
people may be able to use it, but new people might need something more
Configuration system (works, but I need to add run-time configuration
options for more things).
Macros (need to provide more hooks).
Current Status: alpha/developer
Screen shots(ordered/named by date)
Project Page (downloads here)
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CVS source repository