Viewing the hex codes of a file

Linux has a cool utility called hexdump that will output a file in hex mode. Great for looking at the raw values in a UTF-8 text file.

hexdump -C /tmp/foo.txt

Vim also ships with a xxd binary that will output a file in a hexdump style, as well as including the ASCII representation.

hexdump /tmp/foo.txt
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xxd has a generally nicer format, and will reverse a modified hexdump back into a file.

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