Linux: HEX edit and diff in a shell

Hi,

let us assume you want to edit a binary file /tmp/binfile and you want to replace all strings matches to “sda” by “hda”.

gnu sed can edit bin files by the \xnn hex notation. The option –in-place changes the original file and makes a backup copy with a file extension .org

michael@devdeb ~#  sed -e 's/\x73\x64\x61/\x68\x64\x61/g' /tmp/binfile --in-place=.org

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Linux: Determine driver for a device

Hi,

let us assume you want to determine which driver is behind a device. For example disk /dev/sdc

By udev. Query the device /dev/sdc by udevadm. Scroll down to the section for the pci device

root@devdeb ~# udevadm info -a -n /dev/sdc
.....
  looking at parent device '/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:10.0':
    KERNELS=="0000:00:10.0"
    SUBSYSTEMS=="pci"
    DRIVERS=="mptspi"
.....

or (the native way) by sysfs

root@devdeb ~# cd /sys/block/sdc
root@devdeb ~# cd -P /sys/block/sdc/device
/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:10.0/host2/target2:0:1/2:0:1:0 

Go to the pci device

root@devdeb ~# cd /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:10.0
root@devdeb ~#  ls -l driver
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 Dec 22 09:14 driver -> ../../../bus/pci/drivers/mptspi

Michael

Debian: git error gnutls_handshake() failed: Public key signature verification has failed.

Hi,

I’m on debian testing and cloning from a git repository fails with error: “gnutls_handshake() failed: Public key signature verification has failed” occured.
git is linked against the libcurl3-gnutls library. Newer versions have a bug when using git over a https proxy.
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