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(This is the RAR file structure as of version 4.11. This includes all technical information needed to know how to properly understand a RAR file and its headers. This is a reference file.)
 
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This is the RAR file structure as of version 4.11. This includes all technical information needed to know how to properly understand a RAR file and its headers. This is a reference file.
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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.
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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
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== External Links ==
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Executable Wikipedia: Executable]
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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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* [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://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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* [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
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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

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)

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