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Text editors

Much of our work will be done with plain text files. The built in notepad.exe on Windows works for this, but not very well.

You can use whatever you'd like as long as it has a hex editor. I'll use and help set up Notepad++ in class. I can also help with Vim or Emacs, but those are much more complicated.

In Notepad++, to enable the hex editor plugin, you might have to check the option to allow unstable plugins in the plugin install menu.

To work around installation limits on lab computers, here is a package of notepad++ with hex editor for Windows; there may be issues with hex editor usage, in which case you should look in the plugins directory and double-click on the hex editor DLL.