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Version: 20 March 2008 (debian - 07/07/09)

Section: 1 (Commandes utilisateur)


grokevt-ripdll - A tool for extracting message resources from a PE-formatted file.


grokevt-ripdll input-dll output-db .SH DESCRIPTION grokevt-ripdll parses a PE-formatted file (modern .exe and .dll files are examples PE-formatted files) and extracts all message resources. These resources are then stored in a Berkeley-style database file, which maps relative virtual addresses (RVAs) to the message resources themselves. These RVAs are what can be found in a windows event log file (.evt extension) to reference the proper message resource. This utility is not intended to be used directly by end-users. It is used by grokevt-builddb(1) to extract resources from all DLL/EXEs referenced in the registry.


This is the PE formatted file to extract resources from. (It doesn't need to have a .dll extension, but it is most commonly used on DLLs.)
The database file to store the RVA->message mapping in. If this file already exists, it will be overwritten. To extract the entries stored in this database, see grokevt-dumpmsgs(1).


Probably a few. This script has not been extensively tested with some guest platforms or with non-english systems.

The documentation used as a reference for PE formatted files was not complete or not completely accurate in places. Much guess-and-check took place.


Original PE header code borrowed from the pymavis project. For more information, see:

Message resource parsing added by Timothy D. Morgan.

Copyright (C) 2005-2007 Timothy D. Morgan

Copyright (C) 2004 A'rpi


Please see the file "LICENSE" included with this software distribution.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License version 3 for more details.


grokevt(7) grokevt-addlog(1) grokevt-builddb(1) grokevt-dumpmsgs(1) grokevt-findlogs(1) grokevt-parselog(1)
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