Byte groups

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HxDTest
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Byte groups

Post by HxDTest » 19 Jul 2018 08:36

What about adding new setting "Byte groups"?
Many hex editors keep the spaces between bytes always equal and they change just "bigger space" between group of bytes (see screenshots)
In HxD you remove space with grouping (byte group size).

Maybe keep both settings for that (byte groups and byte group size)? So people can set your own look.
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Maël
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Re: Byte groups

Post by Maël » 19 Jul 2018 10:08

HexWorkshop would be a prominent counter example that groups bytes by removing spaces.
It's useful for when bytes in a group are reversed (big vs. little endian), which makes them appear as actual numbers.

The vertical lines inbetween, as in Hiew might be an option that is better than just adding more spaces.

It would also follow the same approach I already use for dividing a disk image/disk into sectors with horizontal lines in the disk editor.

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