Re: Bug#792903: ITP: hdump -- Hexadecimal and ASCII dumper for binary files
On Mon, 20 Jul 2015 23:52:27 -0300
Paulo <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Does this have significant advantages over these tools that are
> > already in the archive and likely to be near-ubiquitous on GNU
> > systems?
> > * od -t x1 (part of coreutils, and a subset of its functionality is
> > standardized in POSIX)
> > * hd, aka hexdump (part of bsdmainutils)
> > * xxd (part of vim-common)
> Yes, you're right, there are other tools, but in my opinion, this
> program can interest people with less technical skils because of it
> output design and simplicity.
Not that I'm against packaging hdump but IMO people who actually
understand what the hex dump is have the necessary skills to master
`od` et al by definition :-)