[SATLUG] searching for a hexvalue with vi
demeler at biochem.uthscsa.edu
Thu Dec 20 15:27:13 CST 2007
> I just opened up a binary file (in text mode) and tried searching for
> 'A0' first:
> and it found 33 instances of 'A0' (displayed as 'A '). I then did a
> search/replace or 0x99 for 0xA0:
> And it replaced 33 instances. I then replaced 0x99 with 0xA0 and 33
> instances were replaced.
Hmm, that's not the way it worked for me.
> When you actually press Ctrl-c you'll see '^', then when you type 'a'
> then '0', you'll see an 'A' and a ' '. When you press x99,
> you'll see ''. Anyhow, that seems to work for me. Perhaps you could
> send a snippet of the file?
Yes, that's very generous - I'm attaching a snippet. It has a few empty
fields separated by a comma, but in 3 of them is another character embedded.
If I move the cursor over it in vi and do a "ga" I get
<| > <M- > 160, Hex a0, Octal 240
When I search for xa0 i'm not having any luck picking it up though.
I appreciate your help, Kase!
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