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poke - Man Page

The GNU extensible binary editor


poke [OPTION]... [FILE]


Interactive editor for binary files.

-l,  --load=FILE

load the given pickle at startup


load the given pickle and exit

Commanding poke from the command line

-c,  --command=CMD

execute the given command

-s,  --source=FILE

execute commands from FILE

Styling text output

--color=(yes|no|auto|html|test) emit styled output


style file to use when styling


use default style for dark backgrounds


use default style for bright backgrounds

-q,  --no-init-file

do not load an init file


disable auto-map


do not run the hyperlinks server


do not define standard types


be as terse as possible


print a help message and exit


show version and exit

The following environment variables, if set, are used by poke:


List of file paths separated by colon characters (:) which is prepended to the load_path when poke starts

Reporting Bugs

Report bugs in the bug tracker at

<https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/describecomponents.cgi?product=poke> or by email to <poke-devel@gnu.org>.

GNU poke home page: <http://www.jemarch.net/poke.html>
General help using GNU software: <http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>

See Also

The full documentation for poke is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If the info and poke programs are properly installed at your site, the command

info poke

should give you access to the complete manual.


February 2024 GNU poke 3.90.4-maint-6-gd1b9-dirty