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Old 01-23-2004, 12:02 AM   #1
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.exe viewer?


I'm looking for a program that can view .exe files without showing special characters that represent thousands of different characters. If anyone knows of one, please inform me. Thanks
 
Old 01-23-2004, 12:05 AM   #2
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A .exe file (on Windows) is an executable program, not a regular file. You can't run it on Linux unless you use Wine or VMWare to emulate Windows.
 
Old 01-23-2004, 12:20 AM   #3
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A .exe file (on Windows) is an executable program, not a regular file. You can't run it on Linux unless you use Wine or VMWare to emulate Windows.
Actually, I was kind of thinking of a viewer that decompiled the program. I already knew that .exe files(executables) are for windows systems. That's why I asked for a viewer, not some emulator for Windows to run them. I may still be a newbie for Linux, but I definately know more than you can shake a stick at for Windows(From experience of breaking & fixing....)
 
Old 01-23-2004, 12:27 AM   #4
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How about vi?
od (octal dump)?
or try: 'strings name.exe | less'
 
Old 01-23-2004, 11:48 AM   #5
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I tried od, and it just gave me numbers, it kind of reminded me of HEX editors.
strings gave me some information, quite a bit, but it still left strings like %X@@
...and....
vi became a hex editor....
 
Old 01-23-2004, 12:15 PM   #6
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Actually, I was kind of thinking of a viewer that decompiled the program.
Now wouldn't that be a find! I don't think this exists. The ability to 'decompile' and reverse
engineer is as much an art as it is science. Except for the raw, compile hex machine code,
which you already saw in vi, it doesn't exist. These links should give an idea of just how
complicated it would be. I guess you could build a front end that decompiled, then loaded in
vi, or another powerful editor.

http://www.backerstreet.com/rec/rec.htm
http://www.linuxforum.com/forums/ind...showtopic=9950

R.O.
 
Old 01-23-2004, 12:25 PM   #7
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I know that there aren't any good decompilers for large files, but for what I'm looking at, I only need something that has to go up to around 17k or so, so significantly less than 1 meg.
 
  


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