clone: git://shithub.us/sigrid/hx gits://shithub.us/sigrid/hx
patches to: sigrid on 9gridchan, or firstname.lastname@example.org
– Sigrid Solveig Haflínudóttir <email@example.com>
on 2023/01/25 09:36
A faster version of `hexdump -C` that I constantly use.
Comparison on a 1.8Gb file, `time <command> >/dev/null`:
| hexdump -C file | hx file |
| real 3m56.715s | real 0m6.111s |
| user 3m55.839s | user 0m5.235s |
| sus 0m0.847s | sys 0m0.489s |
Around 40 times faster, eh?
Plan 9: clone the repo, do `mk install`.
UNIX-like operating systems: `gcc -Wall -Wextra -O2 -s -g0 hx.c -o hx`
* hx will print data as soon as it is available (if used on pipes), without buffering
* option `-s` ("section") to print data read immediately, separating it into *sections*
* option `-p` ("pipe") to print hex on `stderr` and pipe incoming data as is on `stdout`