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Terminal - Commands tagged hex - 23 results
echo -n text | hexdump -C
2014-02-21 09:15:15
User: Tomofumi
Functions: echo hexdump
Tags: sed hex ascii

hexdump could be used for conversion too!

echo -n 023135 | perl -pe 's/([0-9a-f]{2})/chr hex $1/gie' | nc -4u -q1 -p5001 2000
2013-09-18 14:31:47
User: sucotronic
Functions: echo perl

Use it to send raw data to a networked device. Used to interact with relay controller board whose documentation is lost, so use wireshark to sniff the sent data and replayed using the command.

echo 474e552773204e6f7420556e697821 | sed -e 's/\(.\{2\}\)/\\\\x\1/g' | xargs echo -e
python -c 'print "hello".encode("hex")'
2011-12-13 23:05:17
User: atoponce
Functions: python

You can use "decode()" in a similar manner:

python -c 'print "68656c6c6f".decode("hex")'
python -c 'print hex(1337)'
2011-12-13 22:03:10
User: atoponce
Functions: python

Python is always such much more readable than most shell scripting.

hex() { printf "%X\n" $1; }
hex() { echo $1 16op | dc; }
hex() { bc <<< "obase=16; $1"; }
2011-12-09 13:57:05
User: bjomape
Functions: bc
Tags: bash hex bc numbers

Use the standard calculator bc to convert decimals to hex

echo $((0x1fe)) $((033))
2011-12-06 02:00:42
User: Mozai
Functions: echo
Tags: bash hex numbers

Bash can accept '0x' and '0' notation for hexidecimal and octal numbers, so you just have to output the values.

myhex=$(printf '%02X' ${myip//./ };)
2011-11-30 15:12:28
Functions: printf
Tags: IP hex printf octet

Converts IP octets to hex using printf command. Useful for generating pxeboot aliases in the pxelinux.cfg folder.

xxd -p <<< <STRING>
echo "text" | hd
echo -n "text" | od -A n -t x1 |sed 's/ /\\x/g'
2010-07-14 15:31:36
User: camocrazed
Functions: echo od sed
Tags: sed hex ascii od

If you're going to use od, here's how to suppress the labels at the beginning. Also, it doesn't output the \x, hence the sed command at the end. Remove it for space separated hex values instead

echo "text" | od -t x1
2010-07-14 14:53:25
User: max_allan
Functions: echo od
Tags: perl hex ascii

Just use "od" and it can also dump in decimal or octal.

(use -t x1 and not just -x or it confuses the byte order)

There is a load of other formatting options, I'm not sure if you can turn off the address at the start of the line.

echo -n 'text' | perl -pe 's/(.)/sprintf("\\x%x", ord($1))/eg'
2010-07-14 12:20:42
User: putnamhill
Functions: echo perl
Tags: perl hex ascii

Here's a version that uses perl. If you'd like a trailing newline:

perl -pe 's/(.)/sprintf("\\x%x", ord($1))/eg; END {print "\n"}'
echo -n 'text' | xxd -ps | sed 's/[[:xdigit:]]\{2\}/\\x&/g'
2010-07-13 21:46:30
User: camocrazed
Functions: echo sed
Tags: sed hex ascii

Same as another one I saw, just with a cleaner sed command

Edit: updated the sed command to use the [[:xdigit:]] character class - more portable between locales

Note that it will have a newline inserted after every 32 characters of input, due to the output of xxd

echo -n 'text' | xxd -ps | sed -e ':a' -e 's/\([0-9]\{2\}\|^\)\([0-9]\{2\}\)/\1\\x\2/;ta'
2010-06-09 12:20:02
User: sata
Functions: echo sed
Tags: hex ascii

Converts the ascii text to hex from bash.

Check the sample output.

echo $ascii | perl -ne 'printf "%x", ord for split //'
echo $ascii | perl -ne 'printf ("%x", ord($1)) while(/(.)/g); print "\n";'
echo $hex | perl -pe 's/(..)/chr(hex($1))/ge'
echo 'obase=16; C+F' | bc
2010-04-14 20:35:31
User: rkulla
Functions: echo
Tags: hex bc math asm

To do hex to binary: echo 'ibase=16; obase=2; 16*16' | bc # prints: 111100100

To do 16*16 from decimal to hex: echo 'ibase=10; obase=16; 16*16' | bc # prints: 100

You get the idea... Alternatively, run bc in interactive mode (see man page)

cat testfile | hexdump -C
echo -n $HEXBYTES | xxd -r -p | dd of=$FILE seek=$((0x$OFFSET)) bs=1 conv=notrunc
2009-03-11 17:02:24
User: zombiedeity
Functions: dd echo

Replace (as opposed to insert) hex opcodes, data, breakpoints, etc. without opening a hex editor.

HEXBYTES contains the hex you want to inject in ascii form (e.g. 31c0)

OFFSET is the hex offset (e.g. 49cf) into the binary FILE