Howto use vi as a hex file viewer

To view file in hex mode in vi use the following commands:
:%!xxd
and
:%!xxd -r
to switch it back to normal mode.

About Juergen Caris

I am 54yo, MSc(Dist) and BSc in Computer Science, German and working as a Senior Server Engineer for the NHS Lothian. I am responsible for the patient management system, called TrakCare. I am a UNIX/Linux guy, working in this sector for more than 20 years now. I am also interested in robotics, microprocessors, system monitoring, Home automation and programming.
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