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* [http://support.microsoft.com/kb/121366 Description of the .PDB files and of the .DBG files], by [[Microsoft]]
 
* [http://support.microsoft.com/kb/121366 Description of the .PDB files and of the .DBG files], by [[Microsoft]]
 
* [http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff553493(v=vs.85).aspx Public and Private Symbols], by [[Microsoft]]
 
* [http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff553493(v=vs.85).aspx Public and Private Symbols], by [[Microsoft]]
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* [http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/ms679293(v=vs.85).aspx DbgHelp Structures], by [[Microsoft]]
 
* [https://code.google.com/p/pdbparse/wiki/StreamDescriptions Stream Descriptions], [https://code.google.com/p/pdbparse/ pdbparse project]
 
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* [http://moyix.blogspot.ch/2007/10/types-stream.html The Types Stream], by [[Brendan Dolan-Gavitt]], October 4, 2007
 
* [http://moyix.blogspot.ch/2007/10/types-stream.html The Types Stream], by [[Brendan Dolan-Gavitt]], October 4, 2007

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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

MZ, PE/COFF

DBG, PDB

Mach-O

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)