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bbe is a sed-like editor for binary files. bbe performs basic byte operations on blocks of input stream. bbe is command line tools developed in GNU/Linux environment.Features include:

  • Non-interactive command-line tool.
  • Reads input stream in arbitrary blocks, not as lines as sed.
  • Input blocks can be defined as offset and length, just length, or using start and stop strings.
  • Basic commands: insert, delete, change, replace and convert data.
  • Commands can be given in command line or read from script-file.
  • Blocks can be written either to standard output or file.


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GPLv2orlaterTed Teah5 October 2005

Leaders and contributors

Timo Savinen Maintainer

Resources and communication

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Bug Tracking,Developer E-mail

Software prerequisites

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 12 October 2005.


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