An important explanation
. The UN*X
can be used tto get a hex dump
" stands for octal dump
, which explains a lot about the UN*X mindset. But the -x
and -t x flag
s can variously be used to coax od
to give a hex dump.
Of course, following the 80's microcomputer revolution, hex dumps are today far more common than octal dumps. But the name sticks.