vim xxd add/remove bytes
Posted on 2013-01-24
Before I give up on vim/xxd as my hex editor of choice, does anyone here know of a reliable way to add or remove bytes from a file? Most of the time, if I try to add anything that changes the length of the file, it blows up pretty badly. The way xxd actually uses the offsets, it seems unlikely. (Adding and removing at the end isn't too tough).
I wrote a small executable that does just about the same thing as xxd except it lets you change the file size; but before I bother making it more robust, I thought I'd make sure xxd can't do what I want.