Alternatives to popular CLI tools: hexdump

This article spotlights alternative tools to hexdump.

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The software featured here is free and open source. All tools provide a command-line interface (CLI) unless otherwise stated.

Alternatives to hexdump
hexylColored command-line hex viewer
DHEXncurses-based hex editor with diff mode
hexeditView and edit hexadecimal files
hyxMinimalistic but powerful hex editor
hexerMulti-buffer editor for binary files
xxdMake a hexdump or do the reverse

There are GUI tools available in this roundup.

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All the CLI tools in this series.

Alternatives to CLI tools
age // awk // bc // cal // cat // cd // cksum // cloc // cmp // compress // cp // cron // curl // cut // date // dd // df // diff // dig // du // find // ftp // grep // gzip // hexdump // history // jq // kill // less // locate // ls // lsof // make // man // more // mv / ping // ps // psql // rename // rm // sed // split // ssh // strings // sudo // sysctl // talk // tar // telnet // time // top // touch // traceroute // tree // uname // uniq // vi // watch // Wget // who // whois // xargs

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