Convert ascii string to hex

echo -n 'text' | xxd -ps | sed 's/[[:xdigit:]]\{2\}/\\x&/g'
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
Sample Output
\x74\x65\x78\x74

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