Paste/Write Hex (not characters)

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Lexden
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Paste/Write Hex (not characters)

Post by Lexden » 07 Aug 2019 00:53

Hi, I just started using HxD and I was trying to use it to overwrite existing hex with hex that I generated. The problem is that when I try to overwrite it with ctrl+b, it overwrites it assuming that I pasted characters so I see the data in the "decoded text" column, but the actual hex is then the hex of that "decoded text". Is there a way to write hex rather than characters? Thanks!

Maël
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Re: Paste/Write Hex (not characters)

Post by Maël » 07 Aug 2019 06:32

If you paste data in the hex column, the characters in the clipboard will be interpreted like a sequence of bytes (one hex pair per byte).

If you paste data in the text column, it will be pasted as is.

Does that solve your problem?

Lexden
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Re: Paste/Write Hex (not characters)

Post by Lexden » 07 Aug 2019 16:54

Thank you for the quick reply! Somehow I must have not been writing/pasting in the hex column even though I thought I was. Works just fine now. Thank you for the great editor!

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