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This is Mac OS X's internet shortcut file, similar to the Microsoft Windows [[.URL]] file.  However, due to the heavy usage of [[AppleDouble_header_file|AppleDouble]] resources, the expected data is actually stored as metadata and not in the the expected data file location.
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On the file system itself, the shortcut file named <code>News.webloc</code> pointing to <code>http://news.google.com</code> is actually a zero byte file.  The URL is instead stored in the <code>._News.webloc</code> file in a field with resource type '<code>url </code>'.
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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.
  
The contents of this resource file are visible with the Apple Developer Tool [http://developer.apple.com/documentation/Darwin/Reference/ManPages/man1/DeRez.1.html DeRez]
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There are multiple families of executable files:
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* Scripts; e.g. shell scripts, batch scripts (.bat)
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* DOS, Windows executable files (.exe) which can be of various formats like: MZ, PE/COFF, NE
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* ELF
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* Mach-O
  
[[Category:File Formats]]
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== External Links ==
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* [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
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=== MZ, PE/COFF ===
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portable_Executable Wikipedia: Portable Executable]
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* [http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/hardware/gg463119.aspx Microsoft PE and COFF Specification]
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* [http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/ms809762.aspx Peering Inside the PE: A Tour of the Win32 Portable Executable File Format], by Matt Pietrek, March 1994
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* [http://www.microsoft.com/msj/0797/hood0797.aspx Under the Hood], by Matt Pietrek, July 1997
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* [http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/cc301805.aspx An In-Depth Look into the Win32 Portable Executable File Format], by Matt Pietrek, February 2002
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* [https://googledrive.com/host/0B3fBvzttpiiSd1dKQVU0WGVESlU/Executable%20(EXE)%20file%20format.pdf MZ, PE-COFF executable file format (EXE)], by the [[libexe|libexe project]], October 2011
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* [http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2013/Oct/157 The Internal of Reloc .text], Full Disclosure Mailing list, October 21, 2013
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=== DBG, PDB ===
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Program_database Wikipedia: Program database]
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* [http://www.debuginfo.com/articles/debuginfomatch.html Matching Debug Information], by debuginfo.com
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* [http://support.microsoft.com/kb/121366 Description of the .PDB files and of the .DBG files], by [[Microsoft]]
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* [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]]
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* [http://web.archive.org/web/20070915060650/http://www.x86.org/ftp/manuals/tools/sym.pdf Internet Archive: Microsoft Symbol and Type Information], by [[Microsoft]]
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* [http://pierrelib.pagesperso-orange.fr/exec_formats/MS_Symbol_Type_v1.0.pdf Microsoft Symbol and Type Information]
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* [https://code.google.com/p/pdbparse/wiki/StreamDescriptions Stream Descriptions], [https://code.google.com/p/pdbparse/ pdbparse project]
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* [https://code.google.com/p/google-breakpad/source/browse/trunk/src/google_breakpad/common/minidump_format.h minidump_format.h]
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* [http://sourceforge.net/p/mingw-w64/code/HEAD/tree/experimental/tools/libmsdebug/ libmsdebug], by the [[MinGW|MinGW project]]
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* [http://moyix.blogspot.ch/2007/10/types-stream.html The Types Stream], by [[Brendan Dolan-Gavitt]], October 4, 2007
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=== Mach-O ===
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mach-O Wikipedia: Mach-O]
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== Tools ==
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=== MZ, PE/COFF ===
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* [https://code.google.com/p/pefile/ pefile], multi-platform Python module to read and work with Portable Executable (aka PE) files
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=== PDB ===
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* [https://code.google.com/p/pdbparse/ pdbparse], Open-source parser for Microsoft debug symbols (PDB files)

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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

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)