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A colorized drop-in replacement for xxd.

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cxxd is a colorized drop-in for xxd intended to greatly increase the ease of visual pattern recognition in hexdumps. This effect is achieved by calling xxd in a subprocess and colorizing the output. It will, by default, use ansi color codes to color a byte based on it's value. This utility should support all xxd functionality, with the inclusion of 3 extra optargs:

-x, --pixelate          replace hex values with colored blocks
-d, --display_palette   display colors with the byte range covered
-R, --rotate_colors     circularly rotate color gradient base index

Take it for a spin:

for i in {0..255}; do printf `printf "\\\\\x%02x" $i`; done | ./cxxd


  • Tests
  • Better color gradient at pink/purple range
  • Versioning
  • Failure modes: file doesn't exist

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