A patch is a difference between two states of a document. In most cases the size of this difference is much smaller than the size of the file itself. Hex Editor Neo supports creating a special patch file, which contains all modifications made to an opened document. The patch can subsequently be distributed and applied to the same file resulting in the same modifications being made to a file.
Hex Editor Neo does not support applying patches in its framework. Instead, the separate application, PatchApply.exe is provided for this purpose. Alternatively, Patch API provides several other methods of applying patches.
Patch files created by the Hex Editor Neo may be freely distributed without any limitations. This also applies to self-installing patch files.
Currently, Hex Editor Neo does not allow you to create a patch if a file contains data, pasted from other documents. If a file contains data pasted from itself, the patch may be created.