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Shed (simple hex editor) is a hex editor written for Unix/Linux using ncurses, with a friendly pico-style interface. It shows data in ASCII, hex, dec, oct, and binary, and allows editing in all of these bases. Features also include searching and dumping.

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Recent releases

  •  24 Mar 2009 14:02

    Release Notes: New features include file type descriptions, multi-byte editing, case insensitive search, better backspace support, improved large-file support, units (K,M,G) support for the jump command, the -L/--length option, the -n/--nofollow if the --enable-nofollow configure option is used.

    •  23 Nov 2008 22:53

      Release Notes: This release adds experimental large file support. Enable it with ./configure --enable-lfs, and please provide feedback on this. There is also a fix for Cygwin that can be enabled, and a new command line option.

      •  11 Jul 2006 18:21

        Release Notes: This release adds new behaviour for the "binary" column, allowing editing to be done by toggling bits. The old behaviour is still available by pressing B.

        •  06 Sep 2005 04:56

          Release Notes: This release made it possible to read from stdin rather than a file. Minor feature improvements and bugfixes were made.

          •  17 Oct 2004 05:13

            Release Notes: This release adds various minor feature enhancements.


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