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GHEX(1) General Commands Manual GHEX(1)


ghex - A GNOME Hex Editor


ghex [options] files...


This manual page documents briefly the ghex command. This manual page was written for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution because the original program does not have a manual page. Instead, it has documentation in the GNOME help system.

ghex allows the user to load data from any file, view and edit it in either hex or ascii. A must for anyone playing games that use non-ascii format for saving.


These programs follow the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (`-'). A summary of options is included below.

Usage: ghex [OPTION...]

GNOME options
--disable-sound Disable sound server usage
--enable-sound Enable sound server usage
--espeaker=HOSTNAME:PORT Host:port on which the sound server to use is

Help options
-?, --help Show this help message
--usage Display brief usage message

GTK options
--gdk-debug=FLAGS Gdk debugging flags to set
--gdk-no-debug=FLAGS Gdk debugging flags to unset
--display=DISPLAY X display to use
--sync Make X calls synchronous
--no-xshm Don't use X shared memory extension
--name=NAME Program name as used by the window manager
--class=CLASS Program class as used by the window manager
--gtk-debug=FLAGS Gtk+ debugging flags to set
--gtk-no-debug=FLAGS Gtk+ debugging flags to unset
--g-fatal-warnings Make all warnings fatal
--gtk-module=MODULE Load an additional Gtk module

GNOME GUI options

Session management options
--sm-client-id=ID Specify session management ID
--sm-config-prefix=PREFIX Specify prefix of saved configuration
--sm-disable Disable connection to session manager


This manual page was written by Eric Gillespie, Jr. <>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

April 14, 2001