tweak - Efficient text-mode hex editor

Property Value
Distribution Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package name tweak
Package version 3.01
Package release 8
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 144 B
Download size 44.96 KB
Official Mirror
Tweak is a hex editor. It allows you to edit a file at very low
level, letting you see the full and exact binary contents of the
file. It can be useful for modifying binary files such as
executables, editing disk or CD images, debugging programs that
generate binary file formats incorrectly, and many other things.
Tweak runs under any terminal emulator using the curses library.  It
has customizable keybindings, but the default keybindings are similar
to emacs.


Package Version Architecture Repository
tweak_3.01-8_amd64.deb 3.01 amd64 Debian Main
tweak - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.3
libncurses5 >= 5.5-5~
libtinfo5 -


Type URL
Binary Package tweak_3.01-8_i386.deb
Source Package tweak

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install tweak deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install tweak




2012-03-04 - Daniel Kahn Gillmor <>
tweak (3.01-8) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/control: bump Standards-Version to 3.9.3 (no changes needed),
change Vcs- fields.
* debian/rules: minimize, move to dh 8
* convert source format to '3.0 (quilt)' (dropping dpatch build-dep)
* drop halibut build-dep in favor of shipping upstream's man page and
documentation directly.
2009-03-30 - Daniel Kahn Gillmor <>
tweak (3.01-7) unstable; urgency=low
* Debian Packaging cleanup:
- updated my e-mail address
- moved to debhelper 7, minimized debian/rules
- debian/control: remove XS- from Dm-Upload-Allowed
- bumped policy to 3.8.1 (added README.source explaining dpatch)
- copyright for debian packaging now references GPL-3 explicitly
2008-03-16 - Daniel Kahn Gillmor <>
tweak (3.01-6) unstable; urgency=low
* avoided common opportunities for buffer overflows (Closes: #469966).
* switched doc-base section for tweak-btree to Programming.
2008-02-11 - Daniel Kahn Gillmor <>
tweak (3.01-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Adding upstream's svn r7478 to fix crashes with weird terminal sizes
as root (Closes: #464628)
2007-12-05 - Daniel Kahn Gillmor <>
tweak (3.01-4) unstable; urgency=low
* added XS-Dm-Upload-Allowed:, Homepage:, Vcs-Browser: Vcs-Svn: fields
to debian/control
* changed debian packaging license to GPL v3 or later
* update standards version to 3.7.3 (changed menu)
2007-03-15 - Daniel Kahn Gillmor <>
tweak (3.01-3) unstable; urgency=low
* switched to using dh_install and dh_links.
* removed Rafael Laboissiere from Uploaders, since he's just the sponsor
and not a co-maintainer.
* added doc-base to index Simon's btree.html
2007-03-14 - Daniel Kahn Gillmor <>
tweak (3.01-2) unstable; urgency=low
* removed debian/dirs
* cleaned up debian/rules and added proper copyright/license
* debian/control: added rafael to uploaders, dropped ${misc:Depends},
properly formatted URL and added another short paragraph.
* fixed up menu entry with tweak-wrapper
* added btree.html to docs
* thanks, Rafael Laboissiere!
2007-03-13 - Daniel Kahn Gillmor <>
tweak (3.01-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial release (Closes: #414844)

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