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sharkdp /hexyl

A command-line hex viewer

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is a simple hex viewer for the terminal. It uses a colored output to distinguish different categories of bytes (NULL bytes, printable ASCII characters, ASCII whitespace characters, other ASCII characters and non-ASCII).



On Ubuntu

... and other Debian-based Linux distributions.

If you run Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan Ermine) or newer, you can install the officially maintained package:

sudo apt install hexyl
If you use an older version of Ubuntu, you can download the latest
package from the release page and install it via:
sudo dpkg -i hexyl_0.8.0_amd64.deb  # adapt version number and architecture

On Debian

If you run Debian Buster or newer, you can install the officially maintained Debian package:

sudo apt-get install hexyl

If you run an older version of Debian, see above for instructions on how to manually install


On Arch Linux

You can install

from the official package repository:
pacman -S hexyl

On Void Linux

xbps-install hexyl

On macOS

brew install hexyl

On FreeBSD

pkg install hexyl

on Termux

pkg install hexyl


apt install hexyl

Via Nix

nix-env -i hexyl

On other distributions

Check out the release page for binary builds.

On Windows

For now, you will have to install from source via

(see below). Make sure that you use a terminal that supports ANSI escape sequences (like ConHost v2 since Windows 10 1703 or Windows Terminal since Windows 10 1903).

Via cargo

If you have Rust 1.36 or higher, you can install

from source via
cargo install hexyl


Licensed under either of

  • Apache License, Version 2.0, (LICENSE-APACHE or http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0)
  • MIT license (LICENSE-MIT or http://opensource.org/licenses/MIT)

at your option.

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