hexdiff - ’hexadecimal visual diff’ for binary files
hexdiff [-V] [-h|-?] file1 file2
hexdiff display an horizontally splitted hexadecimal view of the files
The right column display the ASCII view of the files. A status bar on
the bottom display the filename, its size, and the current offset. The
current view is marked with ’**’ on the left side of the view. When
moving the cursor into the file, differences will be displayed by
-V display the program version.
-h | -? display the program help.
-X Help for debugging your ~/.hexdiffrc, or the rc file parser.
x q Exit the program.
u j U Move cursor up for 1 line, or 4, inside the 2 files.
d k D Move cursor down for 1 line, or 4, inside the 2 files.
<space> Move cursor for several lines. (Depends on the display size)
0 <home> Move cursor at the beginning.
$ Move cursor to the end of the most little file of both.
g Move cursor to the offset input.
H Switch offset display between decimal and hexadecimal. (initial mode
i Display fstat for the current file selected.
I Display fstat for both filess.
A Open the (currently) experimental AsciiViewer. Maybe coredump with
no request. <tab> switch as usual.
^O Open a new file into the main view. Q to cancel, <Enter> to
validate, ? for help.
n Move cursor to next difference between files.
<tab> Switch the current view.
? Display the pop-up help view about the main commands.
diff (1), cmp (1), /usr/share/doc/hexdiff/examples/hexdiff.rc
If you resize your xterm windows hexdiff may become unstable for a few.
The end of file display may be broken if files are from differents
Thierry Boudet aka tTh <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This manual page was written by Tanguy Herrmann
<email@example.com>, for the Ubuntu GNU/Linux system (but may be
used by others).
This software is dedicated to the trollers kamarades from the HardStory
team of CULTe, without whom nothing would have been possible.
Copyright © 2008 Thierry Boudet License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.
There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.