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How to get ascii from a hexdump using hd?

I have this hexdump: 0100 0000 3f00 0000 0a59 6f55 90df 0100 0f00 0000 6d6f 746f 726f 6c61 2058 5431 3036 3839 3744 3245 3430 3630 3737 4143 3531 3632 3930 3937 3244 3933 3845 4343 I believe it's ...
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Head on very large files

I have 2 very big files (27G and 40G), which are output of dd command on a failing hard drive. I wanted to compare the first bytes to see if the 27G bytes is the begining/substring of the 40G. I ...
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Can hexdump (hd) or octal dump (od) be used to display binary data as zeros and ones?

Does anyone know of a way to display the binary contents of a file as zeros and ones? So instead of something like this: DE AD BE EF We could get output like this: 11011110 10101101 10111110 ...
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How to dump raw binary 'bits' from a file?

Before this is marked as 'possible duplicate' of this or that, let me make it clear that I have looked at other similar questions. However, they do not suggest how to dump a "pure" and plain binary ...
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hexdump vs actual file contents

When I do hexdump filename.txt I get the following as output: 00000000 ac5a 5afb c08d 5d15 26d0 2491 e8c9 8917 00000010 When I do <?= bin2hex(file_get_contents('filename.txt')); ?> I get ...
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Solve this hex riddle! - What went wrong with my output redirection?

Following on from my question TF101 Android: Image block device via adb in which I tried unsuccessfully to save a raw image of a block device by output redirection, this question tries to determine ...
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How do you obtain 'raw binary dump' of a file?

I came through it in a question - What in the world is a .el8 file?. I am curious how @slhck determined that the file in question was pointing to the software - eLecta
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Attempting to access RAM /dev/mem… says “Operation not permitted”

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 I read the following tutorial on how to access the contents of RAM in Linux.... http://www.rootninja.com/using-dd-to-search-for-strings-in-memory-or-devices/ Code: dd ...
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Why does newline come before space in the output of hexdump?

Using hexdump, printing these characters in the "canonical" format gives the output that I expect, while the default format throws me off. $ echo " " |hexdump # Reversed? 0000000 ...
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What does an asterisk “*” mean in hexdump output?

I print MBR with hexdump and I get the following output: 000001a0 67 60 6f 70 65 72 61 74 69 6e 67 60 73 79 73 74 |g`operating`syst| 000001b0 65 6d 00 40 00 63 7b da c5 f5 61 68 00 40 00 40 ...
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Is this a File Header / Magic Number?

I've got 120,000 files (way more, actually; this is just an arbitrary subset) of an unknown type. Linux file does not identify them (not that they're necessarily Linux files), nor do any other methods ...
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Identify recovered filetype

I'm searching some info about this file. It was recovered from a failed HD, with Ontrack EasyRecovery. The file extension may not be accurate. I tried with TrID (I'm the developer), and based on the ...
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Why don't you see binary code when you open a binary file with text editor?

Why don't you see binary code when you open a binary file with text editor? For example, when I open an image with text editor, I see some weird characters and also some human readable characters; but ...
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hexdump vs xxd format difference

I was searching for how to do a reverse hexdump and found xxd mentioned. However, it does not seem to work with simply: xxd -r hexdumpfile > binaryfile I then compared the difference between ...
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Is there a utility like hexdump that will handle non-native endian-ness?

Hexdump's ability to read binary data and format it appropriately so it can, for example, be piped to awk is very useful, but I regularly need to read files in which the binary data is of a different ...
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How to convert data to plain hex from console

How to easily convert to/from plain machine-readable HEX (without any paddings/offsets/character view) with xdd or hexdump? I'm tired of digging of some special format strings (and finding out that ...