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'''Hachoir''' is a generic framework for binary file manipulation. Written in Python, it's OS independant and has many text/graphic user interfaces (ncurses, wxWidget, Gtk+).
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'''Hachoir''' is a generic framework for binary file manipulation. Written in Python, it's operating system independent and has many text/graphic user interfaces (ncurses, wxWidget, Gtk+). Although it contains a few functions to modify files, it is generally intended for examining existing files. Hachoir currently supports more than sixty file formats. File format recognition is based on the headers and footers in a disk image of file. It has a fault tolerant parser designed to handle truncated or buggy files. The framework also automatically adjusts for endian or character set issues.  The framework can be scripted and extended.
  
== Features ==
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The package includes several sample programs based on the core framework and parser:
  
Hachoir supports many file formats (more than 60 formats) and have many features:
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* hachoir-metadata: extract metadata
* Fault tolerant parser (truncated/buggy file or buggy parser)
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* hachoir-strip: remove metadata and other "useless" informations
* Smart syntax: you don't have to care about endian or charset, and you can mix byte and bit fields
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* hachoir-grep: find substring in a binary file (using hachoir parsers: so search is Unicode aware)
* Few functions to modify files
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* hachoir-subfile: find all subfiles in a file
* File recognition using header/footer in a disk image (in any file) with few false positive (each file is checked using the parser)
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* Written in Python: OS independant and easy to script/extend
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* curses, wxWidgets and Gtk interfaces
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* Many programs based on hachoir-core and hachoir-parser:
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** hachoir-metadata: extract metadata
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** hachoir-strip: remove metadata and other "useless" informations
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** hachoir-grep: find substring in a binary file (using hachoir parsers: so search is Unicode aware)
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** hachoir-subfile: find all subfiles in a file
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** etc.
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== Links ==
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== External Links ==
  
* [http://hachoir.org/ hachoir.org]: Hachoir website
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* [http://hachoir.org/ Official website]
  
 
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Revision as of 08:43, 19 March 2007

Hachoir
Maintainer: Victor Stinner
OS: Cross-platform
Genre: Analysis
License: GPL
Website: hachoir.org

Hachoir is a generic framework for binary file manipulation. Written in Python, it's operating system independent and has many text/graphic user interfaces (ncurses, wxWidget, Gtk+). Although it contains a few functions to modify files, it is generally intended for examining existing files. Hachoir currently supports more than sixty file formats. File format recognition is based on the headers and footers in a disk image of file. It has a fault tolerant parser designed to handle truncated or buggy files. The framework also automatically adjusts for endian or character set issues. The framework can be scripted and extended.

The package includes several sample programs based on the core framework and parser:

  • hachoir-metadata: extract metadata
  • hachoir-strip: remove metadata and other "useless" informations
  • hachoir-grep: find substring in a binary file (using hachoir parsers: so search is Unicode aware)
  • hachoir-subfile: find all subfiles in a file

External Links