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Computers store all data as sequential strings of numbers in one format
or another. Many utilities are available to view and edit files in their
most primitive state, as sequential binary data. However, since most files
are structured in a more complex fashion, it is often useful to view them
in such a structured format. ChunKit is a hex editor designed to view
and edit iff and executable files in such a structured manner.
Rather than dumping the unformated contents of the file to the screen
ChunKit first checks to see if the file is in executable or iff format.
If so, it splits the file into it's component chunks, allowing you to
examine the components of the file without having to wade through all of
it's structural information. You can then add, edit or delete any part
of the file.
ChunKit requires at least OS 2.04
* Opens all files
* Displays all iff files in a tree format allowing chunks to be
deleted, renamed or edited. This means you can read and modify
iff files easily without having to worry about iff structure.
* Executable, object and library files can be examined and edited in
a tree format. Each Hunk can be opened and it's symbol, reloc
or code blocks can be examined and modified. Symbol and debug
blocks can be removed to reduce size and load time.
* New iff and binary files can be created from scratch. If you need
to create a specific file there is no need to edit an existing
* OS friendly, non modal gadtools interface, streamlined to be as
user friendly as possible (i.e.: There are a lot of features, not a
lot of buttons. The emphasis has been placed upon giving the user
as many useful features as possible without an overwhelming array
of options. If the program can determine something on it's own it
* Fully supports the Amiga clip board.
* Modular internal design so new types of files and chunks can be
edited in the future.
* Enforcer clean.
* Non features such as non standard file requesters have not been
included. If the user prefers some other file requestor they can
patch it into their system and all of their applications can use it
and share a common interface.
OS 2.04 or greater.
The archive and its contents are freely distributable.
See documentation for details.
ChunKit is available on aminet in misc/util.