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Put a hex on your computer, continued...


 
You can seriously mess up your computer warning: If you edit the wrong things in a program, it won't run at all. Be sure to make a backup of any program you run before editing it.

Evil genius tip: your can hex edit compiled Linux (or any other kind of) programs. However, most Linux programs come with source code. So you can easily rewrite the source code and then compile the program -- much easier than hex editing binaries!

The edit program works differently depending on whether you bring it up after rebooting your computer into DOS mode (hit F8 while booting). Which way should you use? For editing any system files such as explorer.exe, it is easier if you boot into DOS mode first. The only way you can save those system files with your changes is under this mode. Also, the only way I can figure out to tell edit to wrap the lines (the /70 in the command tells edit to make the lines 70 characters long so I can easily see everything) is from DOS mode bootup.

On the other hand, if you bring up your victim program in edit from the MSDOS prompt inside Windows, you can use the search and replace functions. And some programs will show up with the lines wrapped anyhow. Then, if you are editing a crucial system file, simply save it under a different name, reboot in DOS mode and rename it to the victim program.

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