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NAME

       wrestool - extract resources from Microsoft Windows(R) binaries

SYNOPSIS

       wrestool [OPTIONS]... [FILE]...

DESCRIPTION

       This manual page documents briefly the wrestool command.  This manual page was written for
       the Debian GNU distribution because the original program does not have a manual page.

       Wrestool reads 16- or 32-bit Microsoft Windows(R)  binaries  and  lists  or  extracts  the
       resources  they  contain.  Some resources require processing before they can be written to
       files; wrestool is able to do this with icon and cursor resources.

       Filters, specified as command line options, control what resources to extract.

OPTIONS

       These programs follow the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options  starting  with
       two dashes (`-').

       -x, --extract
              Extract  resources.  (By  default,  resources  will be extracted to standard out if
              --output was not specified.)

       -l, --list
              Output list of resources (default).

       -t, --type=[+|-]ID
              Resource type identifier of affected resources. If preceded with a dash (``-''), id
              must be numeric; if preceded with a plus sign (``+''), id must be a string.

              The  type  ID  may  also  be  the  name of a resource type. (If this is the case, a
              leading dash or plus sign may not be included.) A list of  resource  types  can  be
              found in the ``Resource Types'' section.

       -n, --name=[+|-]ID
              Resource  name  identifier of affected resources. Like the --type option, a leading
              dash or plus sign controls the datatype of the id.

       -L, --language=[+|-]ID
              Resource language identifier. Has no effect when processing 16-bit libraries.

       --all  Perform operation on all resource (default).

       -o, --output=PATH
              Where to place extracted resources. If ``PATH''  does  not  refer  to  an  existing
              directory, and does not end with a slash (``/''), all output will be written to the
              file ``PATH''. (This means that  if  you  extract  multiple  resources,  PATH  will
              contain the last resource only.)

       -R, --raw
              Do  not  parse  resource contents - extract raw data. (This option will probably be
              replaced with --format=raw in future version of icoutils.)

       -v, --verbose
              Explain what is being done. The verbose option may be  specified  more  than  once,
              like ``-vv'', to make wrestool even more verbose.

       --help Display a help message and exit.

       --version
              Output version information and exit.

RESOURCE TYPES

       The  wrestool  program  recognizes  the  resource  types  listed  below.  The ids of these
       resources are always numeric and not strings.

       cursor (1)
              A single cursor bitmap image. Read as part of group_cursor resources.

       bitmap (2)
              A bitmap image.

       icon (3)
              A single icon bitmap image. Read as part of group_icon resources.  This resource is
              similar  to  cursor  resources;  cursors  contain  four additional bytes of hotspot
              coordinates.

       menu (4)
              Resources for menus (in popup and menubars).  Currently wrestool does  not  support
              this resource type.

       dialog (5)
              Definitions (widgets with locations) for dialog boxes.  Currently wrestool does not
              support this resource type.

       string (6)
              The string table resource,  containing  a  number  of  unicode  strings.  Currently
              wrestool does not support this resource type.

       fontdir (7)
              The  font directory, containing information on a number of font resources (8). Non-
              TTF font (.FON) files are actually libraries  with  resources  in  them.  Currently
              wrestool does not support this resource type.

       font (8)
              A  single  font  -  the contents of a .FNT file. Read as part of fontdir resources.
              Currently wrestool does not support this resource type.

       accelerator (9)
              Keyboard accelerator tables.  Currently wrestool does  not  support  this  resource
              type.

       rcdata (10)
              Arbitrary  resource  data, user-defined. There are no restrictions to the format of
              these resources.

       messagelist (11)
              Not supported.

       group_cursor (12)
              A set of cursors. With a  few  modifications  (and  with  cursor  resources),  this
              resource can be extracted as a .CUR file.

       group_icon (14)
              A  set of icons. With a few modifications (and with icons resources), this resource
              can be extracted as a .ICO file.

       version (16)
              Version  information,  stored  as  binary  data.   Could   be   extracted   without
              modifications, but the data is of probably little use.  Currently wrestool does not
              support this resource type.

       dlginclude (17)
              Not supported.

       plugplay (19)
              Not supported.

       vxd (20)
              Not supported.

       anicursor (21)
              Animated cursors. Currently wrestool does not support animated cursor or icons, nor
              does icotool.

       aniicon (22)
              Animated  icons. I have only seen these in Windows(R) 3.x.  Currently wrestool does
              not support animated cursor or icons, nor does icotool.

EXAMPLES

       List all resources in file `write.exe':
         $ wrestool -l write.exe
         --type=3 --name=1 --lang=1033 [type=icon offset=0x3120 size=752]
         --type=3 --name=2 --lang=1033 [type=icon offset=0x3410 size=304]
         --type=14 --name=1 --lang=1033 [type=group_icon offset=0x3540 size=34]
         --type=16 --name=1 --lang=1033 [type=version offset=0x3564 size=808]

       List all (group-) icon resource in file `write.exe':
         $ wrestool -l --type=group_icon write.exe
         --type=14 --name=1 --lang=1033 [type=group_icon offset=0x3540 size=34]

       Extract all icons to current directory, naming the destination files `write.exe_T_N.ico':
         $ wrestool -x --output=. -t14 write.exe
         $ ls *.ico
         write.exe_14_1.ico

SEE ALSO

       extresso(1), genresscript(1), icotool(1).

AUTHOR

       This manual page was written by Colin Watson  <cjwatson@debian.org>  for  the  Debian  GNU
       system   (but  may  be  used  by  others).  It  was  later  modified  by  Oskar  Liljeblad
       <oskar@osk.mine.nu>.

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright © 2001 Colin Watson

       Copyright © 2001 Oskar Liljeblad

       This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.  There is NO  warranty;  not
       even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

TRADEMARKS

       Windows  is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other
       countries.