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hexyl 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 .deb 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 hexyl.

On Arch Linux

You can install hexyl from the official package repository:

pacman -S hexyl

On Void Linux

xbps-install hexyl

On Gentoo Linux

Available in dm9pZCAq overlay

sudo eselect repository enable dm9pZCAq
sudo emerge --sync dm9pZCAq
sudo emerge sys-apps/hexyl::dm9pZCAq

On macOS

Via Homebrew:

brew install hexyl

...or via MacPorts:

sudo port install hexyl

On FreeBSD

pkg install hexyl

on Termux

pkg install hexyl


apt install hexyl

Via Nix

nix-env -i hexyl

Via Guix

guix package -i hexyl

Or add the hexyl package in the list of packages to be installed in your system configuration (e.g., /etc/config.scm).

On other distributions

Check out the release page for binary builds.

On Windows

For now, you will have to install from source via cargo (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 1.39 or higher, you can install hexyl from source via cargo:

cargo install hexyl

Via snap package

sudo snap install hexyl

Get it from the Snap Store


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