Bug 253935 - can no longer hex edit certain files.
can no longer hex edit certain files.
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mc (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Jindrich Novy
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-08-22 20:24 EDT by Dave Jones
Modified: 2015-01-04 17:29 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-04-05 13:00:23 EDT
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Description Dave Jones 2007-08-22 20:24:13 EDT
try this..

gcc helloworld.c


move over the a.out

f3 (View)
f4 (switch to hex)
f2 (edit)

nothing happens. Because f2 is an empty menu option. (It doesn't even have an
"edit" label).  Doing the same procedure on another file allows hex editing.
Comment 1 Michael Schwendt 2008-04-05 10:37:41 EDT
Not a bug. Your F-Key-sequence ought to be:

F3 (View)
F8 (Raw)    <-- (!)
F4 (Hex)
F2 (Edit)
Comment 2 Jindrich Novy 2008-04-05 13:00:23 EDT
Indeed. mc allows switching between Parse/Raw mode to allow editing.
Comment 3 Dave Jones 2008-04-05 14:10:25 EDT
weird.  f3-f4-f2 works fine for other files, just not executables.
Comment 4 Michael Schwendt 2008-04-05 19:08:39 EDT
Enter MC menu "Command > Edit extension file", then look for


You can disable the default View= action there if it annoys you.
There are similar actions defined for many other file types.

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