Go to Byte Offset

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Menu: Search > Byte Offset


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Macro function: GoToByteOffset()


The Go to Offset command can be used to jump immediately to a specified byte offset within the current file.  Options are also provided in the Go to Offset dialog box to move backward or forward by the value specified, or to treat the value as a percentage.  For example, specifying 50% would result in movement to a character midway through the file.


When viewing a file in Hex Mode, the Go to Byte Offset command will adjust itself to provide the expected movement to positions within the hex display. A hexadecimal offset can be specified by prefixing the value entered with an 'x'.


If text is selected when this command is issued, an option will be available to extend the selection to the new location.




bm1The Go To Offset dialog also recognizes the following syntax: +10 to jump ahead 10 bytes; -15 to jump back 15 bytes, and 45% to move to the 45 percent position in the file. The use of this syntax overrides the mode indicated by the radiobutton options.