Wishlists for new functionality and features.
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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.
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).BlackEye wrote:it would be nice if I could specify a line width of any value.
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.
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.
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).
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).