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


       grokevt-ripdll input-dll output-db


       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.


       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.


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