Difference between pages "Converting Binary Plists" and "Executable"

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Binary plists are the files that Apple products use to store information. The easiest way to view them is to convert them to xml.
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The program plutil is native to OSX (as of 10.2), however it is also included when iTunes is installed on a Windows PC.
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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.
  
plutil on a Windows PC is stored in:
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There are multiple types of executables:
Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support
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* Scripts
Which can be added to the PATH in Environmental variables so plutil can be run from anywhere
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* DOS, Windows
  
To convert Binary plists to XML run the command:
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== External Links ==
'''plutil -convert xml1 file.plist'''
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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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* [https://googledrive.com/host/0B3fBvzttpiiSd1dKQVU0WGVESlU/Executable%20(EXE)%20file%20format.pdf MZ, PE-COFF executable file format (EXE)]
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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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== 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
== Links ==
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plutil man page - [[http://developer.apple.com/library/mac/#documentation/Darwin/Reference/ManPages/man1/plutil.1.html]]
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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 types of executables:

  • Scripts
  • DOS, Windows

Contents

External Links

MZ, PE/COFF

Tools

MZ, PE/COFF

  • pefile, multi-platform Python module to read and work with Portable Executable (aka PE) files