I can't find a way to toggle mc internal editor in hex mode. Here it says to use F4 however it suggest to replace. How to do it?

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    Try hte for an actual hex editor. May 26, 2015 at 15:48

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You can open file with F3.
Hex view - F4.
Start edit - F2.


F4 toggles hex mode in the Midnight Commander viewer (accessed using F3), not in the editor. Once in hex mode in the viewer, F2 allows you to make changes to the file being viewed.

As you discovered, F4 in the editor starts a search.

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