huxdemp is an advanced version of the venerable
hexdump that uses colors, bolding, and other terminal formatting to distinguish between
nul bytes, ASCII whitespace, UTF8-control characters, ASCII control characters, and normal printable bytes.
NOTE: This should be considered
beta software. Expect a multitude of bugs and snakes, and count the directories in your $HOME after you use
Seeing is believing
- No octal dumping (this might be added later).
- "Highlights" bytes that "belong" to the same UTF8-encoded character.
- Readable source, written in literate programming using a dialect of
- Ability to print characters in IBM's code page 437 (see screenshots).
- Ability to print control characters using fancy Unicode glyphs (e.g. ␀ for NUL, ␌ for FF (form feed), etc).
- Not written in Rust. (The horrors!)
- A POSIX system. (Windows is not supported at present.)
scdoc(for building from source)
- A C99 compiler and GNU Make (for building from source)
NOTE: If you are seeing garbled output on
urxvt or other terminals, you may want to try building from source. A few bugs were fixed after
0.1.0 was released that only crops up on those terminals.
Download a binary tarball from the releases, unpack, and move the executable into your $PATH and the manpage (
hxd.1) to someplace like
Or, to build from source, clone (or download a tarball from the releases), make, and install:
$ cd huxdemp $ make CCLD unu UNU main.c CCLD hxd SCDOC $ sudo make install [sudo] password for kiedtl: $
As far as I am aware, there are no distributions that carry
huxdemp in their repositories.
- hexdump's *-n and -s option.
- An option to change the order/format of the columns.
- A $HXD_COLORS variable to change the display style of the ASCII/byte column.
- A flag to display the ASCII column in bold.
- A flag to "mark" the nth byte of the input.
- Support Winbl^B^B^Kdows 10.
This project is licensed under the GPLv3 license, with the exception of
utf8.c, which comes from
termbox and is licensed under the MIT license.