What other tools should I use to read and write files with truncation, seeking and skipping. dd's command line options seem inconvenient and foreign and I don't like choosing between slow, but precise ...
Is there any way to change the default line length for the od and hexdump commands? Can't see anything apropriate in the man pages.
hd and od are both dump viewers of binary content. Can hd be used wherever od is and vice versa?