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HxD: Searching multiple files

Posted: 11 May 2007 15:03
by VBR
HxD seems very nice but I need to search multiple files. Anyone know of a program for this?

I couldn't get the VisualC++ editor to search binary files, even though you can enter the search string in hex. Just doesn't work.

Thanks for any help!

Posted: 11 May 2007 20:22
by Maël
I moved that to a feature request.

In VS you can use regular expressions to search hex strings:

For example to search the hex string "6E 64" use the following:


I.E. prefix every hex number by a \x

Hope this helps.

Posted: 14 May 2007 21:17
by VBR
I'm using VS 6.0, and it doesn't work at all. In fact, it seems designed to completely skip searching binary files. Not only does hex searching not work, but plain ASCII search doesn't work either.

I suspect that this (skipping binary files) is a "feature" that was added at some point...I should try an older version.

Posted: 14 May 2007 21:47
by Maël
I used VS 2005.