Bug 171685 - Somewhat misleading description
Somewhat misleading description
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: hexedit (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Jindrich Novy
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Reported: 2005-10-25 05:07 EDT by Göran Uddeborg
Modified: 2013-07-02 19:10 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: 1.2.12-2
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Last Closed: 2005-10-25 05:40:01 EDT
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Description Göran Uddeborg 2005-10-25 05:07:51 EDT
Description of problem:
The description of the hexedit package says one can "view and edit hexadecimal
or ASCII files".  There is no such thing as an "hexadecimal" file, but a newbie
could possibly be be confused by the wording.  I would suggest something like
"allows viewing and editing files in hexadecimal and ASCII" or so.

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Comment 1 Jindrich Novy 2005-10-25 05:40:01 EDT
Yes, that really a nonsense. I changed that to:

Hexedit shows a file both in ASCII and in hexadecimal. The file can be a device as
the file is read a piece at a time. Hexedit can be used to modify the file
and search through it.
Comment 2 Jiri Moskovcak 2007-07-09 08:53:15 EDT
Package Change Request
Package Name: hexedit
Updated Fedora Owners: jmoskovc@redhat.com

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