The visual mode is a more user-friendly interface alternative to radare2's command-line prompt. It uses HJKL or arrow keys to move around data and code, has a cursor mode for selecting bytes, and offers numerous key bindings to simplify debugger use.
To enter visual mode, use
V command. To exit from it back to command line, press
print modes aka Panels
The Visual mode uses "print modes" which are basically different panel that you can rotate. By default those are:
↻ Hexdump panel -> Disassembly panel → Debugger panel → Hexadecimal words dump panel → Output C format panel → Op analysis color map panel → Annotated hexdump panel ↺.
Notice that the top of the panel contains the command which is used, for example for the disassembly panel:
[0x00404890 16% 120 /bin/ls]> pd $r @ entry0
To see help on all key bindings defined for visual mode, press
Visual mode help: ? show this help or manpage in cursor mode & rotate asm.bits between supported 8, 16, 32, 64 % in cursor mode finds matching pair, otherwise toggle autoblocksz @ set cmd.vprompt to run commands before the visual prompt ! enter into the visual panels mode _ enter the hud = set cmd.vprompt (top row) | set cmd.cprompt (right column) . seek to program counter / in cursor mode search in current block :cmd run radare command ;[-]cmt add/remove comment /*+- change block size,  = resize hex.cols >||< seek aligned to block size a/A (a)ssemble code, visual (A)ssembler b toggle breakpoint c/C toggle (c)ursor and (C)olors d[f?] define function, data, code, .. D enter visual diff mode (set diff.from/to) e edit eval configuration variables f/F set/unset or browse flags. f- to unset, F to browse, .. gG go seek to begin and end of file (0-$s) hjkl move around (or HJKL) (left-down-up-right) i insert hex or string (in hexdump) use tab to toggle mK/'K mark/go to Key (any key) M walk the mounted filesystems n/N seek next/prev function/flag/hit (scr.nkey) o go/seek to given offset O toggle asm.esil p/P rotate print modes (hex, disasm, debug, words, buf) q back to radare shell r browse anal info and comments R randomize color palette (ecr) sS step / step over T enter textlog chat console (TT) uU undo/redo seek v visual code analysis menu V (V)iew graph using cmd.graph (agv?) wW seek cursor to next/prev word xX show xrefs/refs of current function from/to data/code yY copy and paste selection z toggle zoom mode Enter follow address of jump/call Function Keys: (See 'e key.'), defaults to: F2 toggle breakpoint F7 single step F8 step over F9 continue