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== External Links ==
 
== External Links ==
 
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Executable Wikipedia: Executable]
 
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Executable Wikipedia: Executable]
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=== ELF ===
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* [http://robinhoksbergen.com/papers/howto_elf.html Manually Creating an ELF Executable], by Robin Hoksbergen
  
 
=== MZ, PE/COFF ===
 
=== MZ, PE/COFF ===
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* [http://pierrelib.pagesperso-orange.fr/exec_formats/MS_Symbol_Type_v1.0.pdf Microsoft Symbol and Type Information]
 
* [http://pierrelib.pagesperso-orange.fr/exec_formats/MS_Symbol_Type_v1.0.pdf Microsoft Symbol and Type Information]
 
* [https://code.google.com/p/pdbparse/wiki/StreamDescriptions Stream Descriptions], [https://code.google.com/p/pdbparse/ pdbparse project]
 
* [https://code.google.com/p/pdbparse/wiki/StreamDescriptions Stream Descriptions], [https://code.google.com/p/pdbparse/ pdbparse project]
* [https://code.google.com/p/google-breakpad/source/browse/trunk/src/google_breakpad/common/minidump_format.h minidump_format.h]
 
 
* [http://sourceforge.net/p/mingw-w64/code/HEAD/tree/experimental/tools/libmsdebug/ libmsdebug], by the [[MinGW|MinGW project]]
 
* [http://sourceforge.net/p/mingw-w64/code/HEAD/tree/experimental/tools/libmsdebug/ libmsdebug], by the [[MinGW|MinGW project]]
* [http://moyix.blogspot.ch/2007/10/types-stream.html The Types Stream], by [[Brendan Dolan-Gavitt]], October 4, 2007
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* [http://moyix.blogspot.com/2007/10/types-stream.html The Types Stream], by [[Brendan Dolan-Gavitt]], October 4, 2007
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=== Minidump ===
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* [http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/ms680378(v=vs.85).aspx MSDN: MINIDUMP_HEADER structure]
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* [https://code.google.com/p/google-breakpad/source/browse/trunk/src/google_breakpad/common/minidump_format.h minidump_format.h], by [[Google]], 2006
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* [http://moyix.blogspot.com/2008/05/parsing-windows-minidumps.html Parsing Windows Minidumps], by [[Brendan Dolan-Gavitt]], May 7, 2008
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* [http://web.archive.org/web/20110814041817/http://www.stackhash.com/blog/post/Format-of-a-minidump-(mdmp)-file.aspx Format of a minidump (mdmp) file], Internet Archive: StackHash blog, May 16, 2011
  
 
=== Mach-O ===
 
=== Mach-O ===
 
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mach-O Wikipedia: Mach-O]
 
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mach-O Wikipedia: Mach-O]
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=== Packers ===
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* [http://www.woodmann.com/crackz/Packers.htm Packers & Unpackers]
  
 
== Tools ==
 
== Tools ==
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=== PDB ===
 
=== PDB ===
 
* [https://code.google.com/p/pdbparse/ pdbparse], Open-source parser for Microsoft debug symbols (PDB files)
 
* [https://code.google.com/p/pdbparse/ pdbparse], Open-source parser for Microsoft debug symbols (PDB files)
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=== Minidump ===
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* [http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315271 Dumpchk.exe], by [[Microsoft]]
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* [http://amnesia.gtisc.gatech.edu/~moyix/minidump.py minidump.py], by [[Brendan Dolan-Gavitt]]

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An executable file is used to perform tasks according to encoded instructions. Executable files are sometimes also referred to as binaries which technically can be considered a sub class of executable files.

There are multiple families of executable files:

  • Scripts; e.g. shell scripts, batch scripts (.bat)
  • DOS, Windows executable files (.exe) which can be of various formats like: MZ, PE/COFF, NE
  • ELF
  • Mach-O

Contents

External Links

ELF

MZ, PE/COFF

DBG, PDB

Minidump

Mach-O

Packers

Tools

MZ, PE/COFF

  • pefile, multi-platform Python module to read and work with Portable Executable (aka PE) files

PDB

  • pdbparse, Open-source parser for Microsoft debug symbols (PDB files)

Minidump