Hachoir

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PyFlag
Maintainer: Michael Cohen, David Collett
OS: Linux,Web-based
Genre: Analysis
License: GPL
Website: pyflag.net

Hachoir is a generic framework for binary file manipulation.

Hachoir supports many file formats (more than 60 formats) and have many features:

  • Fault tolerant parser (truncated/buggy file or buggy parser)
  • Smart syntax: you don't have to care about endian or charset, and you can mix byte and bit fields
  • Few functions to modify files
  • File recognition using header/footer in a disk image (in any file) with few false positive (each file is checked using the parser)
  • Written in Python: OS independant and easy to script/extend
  • curses, wxWidgets and Gtk interfaces
  • Many programs based on hachoir-core and hachoir-parser:
    • 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
    • etc.

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