Time for another hex editor, and just so you don’t get the impression that this blog is some kind of mutual appreciation society, here’s one I really don’t like: ired.
Strictly speaking, ired is on the left, and vired is on the right. ired and vired are analogues to ed and vi, which represent a line editor and a “graphical” arrangement. Hence the names, ired and vired.
In short, I’m not a big fan of ired or vired, mostly because they’re just too obtuse to be practical for me. Hex editors are a stretch for me anyway, but these two will probably never grace my system again.
So a hex editor that behaves like ed, or a hex editor that behaves like vi, just doesn’t register on The Scale of Things K.Mandla Likes.
If you are one of the Real (Wo)Men of Unix, and you live and breathe ed or vi, then you’ll probably want to take a close look at ired and vired. For me, it’s not worth pursuing. Next, please.