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READPE(1) General Commands Manual READPE(1)


readpe - displays information about PE files


readpe [OPTIONS]... pefile


readpe can read and display all PE file headers, fields and values. It's part of pev, the PE file analysis toolkit.

pefile is a PE32/PE32+ executable or dynamic linked library file.


-A, --all
full output (default).

-H, --all-headers
display all PE headers.

-S, --all-sections
display all PE sections headers.

-f, --format <text|csv|xml|html>
change output format (default is text).

-d, --dirs
display data directories.

-h, --header <dos|coff|optional>
display sepecific header.

-i, --imports
display imported functions names.

-e, --exports
display exported functions names.

-V, --version
show program version and exit.

show help.


Display the Optional file header of putty.exe:
$ readpe -h optional putty.exe

Display data directories and exported functions of cards.dll:

$ readpe -de cards.dll

Display all possible information about svchost.exe file:

$ readpe svchost.exe


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