hexyl is a simple hex viewer for the terminal. It uses a colored output to distinguish different categories
of bytes (NULL bytes, printable ASCII characters, ASCII whitespace characters, other ASCII characters and non-ASCII).


Color Reference

Colors taken from the Ubuntu terminal color scheme, they could look different in your terminal


On Ubuntu

… and other Debian-based Linux distributions.

If you run Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan Ermine) or newer, you can install the officially maintained package:

If you use an older version of Ubuntu, you can download
the latest .deb package from the release page and install it via:

sudo dpkg -i hexyl_0.13.0_amd64.deb  # adapt version number and architecture

On Debian

If you run Debian Buster or newer, you can install the officially maintained Debian package:

sudo apt-get install hexyl

If you run an older version of Debian, see above for instructions on how to
manually install hexyl.

On Fedora

If you run Fedora 35 or newer, you can install the officially maintained Fedora package:

On Arch Linux

You can install hexyl from the official package repository:

On Void Linux

On Gentoo Linux

Available in dm9pZCAq overlay

sudo eselect repository enable dm9pZCAq
sudo emerge --sync dm9pZCAq
sudo emerge sys-apps/hexyl::dm9pZCAq

On macOS

Via Homebrew:

…or via MacPorts:

On FreeBSD

on Termux


Via Nix

Via Guix

Or add the hexyl package in the list of packages to be installed in your system configuration (e.g., /etc/config.scm).

On other distributions

Check out the release page for binary builds.

On Windows

Check out the release page for binary builds.
Alternatively, install from source via cargo, snap or scoop (see below).
Make sure that you use a terminal that supports ANSI escape sequences (like ConHost v2 since Windows 10 1703
or Windows Terminal since Windows 10 1903).

Via cargo

If you have Rust 1.56 or higher, you can install hexyl from source via cargo:

Alternatively, you can install hexyl directly from the repository by using:

git clone
cargo install --path ./hexyl

Note: To convert the man page, you will need Pandoc.

You can convert from Markdown by using (in the project root):

pandoc -s -f markdown -t man -o ./doc/hexyl.1 ./doc/

Via snap package

Get it from the Snap Store

Via Scoop


Licensed under either of

at your option.

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