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Re: Edit binaries - insert

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Edit binaries - insert
Date: Fri, 06 Nov 2020 07:43:41 +0200

> From: Ken Goldman <>
> Date: Thu, 5 Nov 2020 22:25:52 -0500
> >> Is there a mode to edit binaries and insert and delete bytes.  I know
> >> about hexl-mode, but AFAIK it only supports overwrite.
> > 
> > "M-x find-file-literally RET FILE-NAME RET" and edit as you like.
> That works, but the binary doesn't display the hex values.  Just lots of
> \nnn values.  So it's impractical to find the byte location.

You never said you want the bytes displayed in hex.  You can set
display-raw-bytes-as-hex to have them shown in hex instead of in

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