Install hexyl on Raspberry Pi

The hexyl is a hex viewer via command line. It uses colors to distinguish between categories of bytes (printable ASCII characters, whitespace characters, NULL bytes, and other).

This tutorial shows how to install hexyl on Raspberry Pi.

Install hexyl

Connect to Raspberry Pi via SSH. Get the latest version tag of hexyl release from GitHub and assign it to variable.

HEXYL_VERSION=$(curl -s "https://api.github.com/repos/sharkdp/hexyl/releases/latest" | grep -Po '"tag_name": "v\K[0-9.]+')

Next, download Debian package (.deb) from releases page of the hexyl repository:

curl -Lo hexyl.deb "https://github.com/sharkdp/hexyl/releases/latest/download/hexyl_${HEXYL_VERSION}_armhf.deb"

Install hexyl:

sudo apt install -y ./hexyl.deb

Once finished, we can check version of hexyl:

hexyl --version

The .deb file is no longer needed, you can remove it:

rm -rf hexyl.deb

Testing hexyl

Create a new text file for testing:

echo "Hello world" > test.txt

Execute the hexyl command and specify file path as argument:

hexyl test.txt
hexyl usage on Raspberry Pi

Uninstall hexyl

If you want to completely remove hexyl, run the following command:

sudo apt purge --autoremove -y hexyl

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