May 26, 2018
Useful tools for dealing with hex files
reversible hexdump is a hexdump/hex2bin-toolkit that dumps to a special readable and reversible hexadecimal byte-dump,where you can not only change bytes, but also insert or delete bytes. It has a flush-switch, where it will output hexbytes for each single char it reads. This is especially useful for watching output from slow devices e.g., serial devices like mice. The hex2bin-utility the reverse-hexdump not only accepts hexbytes for input, but also double-quoted strings with most of the escape-chars known from C and makes good attempts at undumping even hexdumps with repetition-lines a “*” on its own line. It’s written in ANSI C.