Hex Editor

GHex – hex editor for GNOME

GHex allows the user to load data from any file, view and edit it in either hexadecimal or ASCII format.

This program is useful for debugging problems with object code or encodings.

GHex is free and open source software.

Features include:

  • Find and replace functions.
  • Conversion between binary, octal, decimal and hexadecimal values.
  • Uses an alternative, user-configurable MDI concept that lets users edit multiple documents with multiple views of each.
  • Interface offers the following elements:
    • Menubar – contains all the commands that you need to work with files in GHex.
    • Cursor offsets column – distance between the beginning of the file and the first byte in each line. By default, GHex displays the cursor offsets column to the left of the hexadecimal view.
    • Display pane on left side – displays a hexadecimal view of the file.
    • Display pane on right side – displays an ASCII view of the file.
    • Type conversion dialog – displays the value of the selected character in several different numeric types

Website: wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Ghex
Developer: The GHex authors
License: GNU General Public License, either version 2 of the License, (or at your option) any later version


GHex is written in C. Learn C with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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