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view hex mode in vim

Terminal - view hex mode in vim
:%!xxd
2010-12-13 00:40:16
User: light13
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view hex mode in vim

Alternatives

There are 3 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
:%!xxd
2013-01-11 21:09:47
User: b1067606
Tags: vim
2

return to normal mode from hex mode

:%!xxd -r

Know a better way?

If you can do better, submit your command here.

What others think

The xxd utility is a part of the vim package, but you can use it directly from command line as well:

date |xxd

0000000: 4d6f 6e20 4465 6320 3133 2031 313a 3530 Mon Dec 13 11:50

0000010: 3a31 3720 4345 5420 3230 3130 0a :17 CET 2010.

Comment by unefunge 297 weeks and 4 days ago

date | xxd

Wow! That is really cool!

Comment by light13 297 weeks and 2 days ago

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