Done: HxD: Unlimited bytes per row

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BlackEye
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Done: HxD: Unlimited bytes per row

Post by BlackEye » 29 Apr 2008 14:45

HxD is great, but it is missing one feature I use often in other editors. I frequently look at fixed width data where each line is longer than 512 bytes, and it would be nice if I could specify a line width of any value.

Maël
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Re: HxD: Unlimited bytes per row

Post by Maël » 02 May 2008 02:59

BlackEye wrote:it would be nice if I could specify a line width of any value.
The reason why this is limited to 512 is because in octal 512 is 777, so the maximum number representable in 3 digits. If showing more than that the column-numbering in the hex-part wouldn't work anymore (i.e. you would have to to start counting at 0 again).

But even if this wasn't done, I have to limit it somehow for performance reasons (haven't tested the maximum number, though).

Perhaps if you tell me more about why you need such large width I could find an alternative solution, especially since you have to scroll a lot when you have such a wide view.

BlackEye
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Post by BlackEye » 03 May 2008 23:16

Well, like I said, I look at fixed width data and want the positions of the data on each line to line up. I understand about the scrolling and performance hit, but that is secondary to having the data lined up row after row.

Toad
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Re: HxD: Unlimited bytes per row

Post by Toad » 29 Jan 2009 18:45

I would also like to see this. This would've come in handy for me in the past when I was trying to find out what the block size of a RAID 0 drive was. Basically, I wanted to have 4K or 16K length rows so I can easily see the data on each row line up.

RIVDSL
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Re: HxD: Unlimited bytes per row

Post by RIVDSL » 11 Jan 2010 01:04

For me this would be very useful when I am working with fixed width data. Usually I am only interested in one particular column, so when I have set the horizontal scrollbar in the right position this position stays fixed. The column numbering is not really important since it can be derived from the offset in the status bar (when the caret is at the first row).

Heimschmiede
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Re: HxD: Unlimited bytes per row

Post by Heimschmiede » 10 Oct 2013 14:26

This thread became very old but this is a feature I would also love to see it in HxD, especially because I have not found any other hex-editor and supports this (except ISPF-edit on a mainframe which is pretty incommodious).

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Re: HxD: Unlimited bytes per row

Post by Maël » 22 Jan 2018 16:32

The limit in HxD 2.0 is 4096 now.

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