How to do things
AI Noob vs. Pro
Free Open Source:
a command line
free external tools,
- download the free Swiss File Knife Base from Sourceforge. - open the Windows CMD command line, Mac OS X Terminal or Linux shell. - OS X : type mv sfk-mac-64.exe sfk and chmod +x sfk then ./sfk - Linux: type mv sfk-linux-64.exe sfk and chmod +x sfk then ./sfk OS X and Linux syntax may differ, check the help within the tool.
sfk setbytes filename offset [data] [data2] [...] sfk ... +setbytes filename offset write binary or text data into a target file at an offset. data can be given as a series of byte blocks each starting with 0x or as plain text. all data parameters are joined into one long byte block which cannot be larger than 100000 bytes. options -dump create a hexdump of the changed output. by default only the input is shown. -spat support slash patterns like foo\tbar. type "sfk help pat" for details. -repeat=n repeat the next data n times. command chaining accepts binary chain input. see also sfk hexdump show binary file contents sfk partcopy copy part of a file web reference http://stahlworks.com/sfk-setbytes examples sfk setbytes out.dat 20 0xf1f2f3f4 "foo bar" write 4 bytes with codes f1, f2, f3, f4 into out.dat at offset 20 followed by the words "foo", a space, and "bar". sfk setbytes out.dat 20 -spat "foo\tbar" 0x00 write "foo" then a TAB character then "bar" followed by a binary zero. note that a slash pattern does not support \x00 zero bytes. sfk echo 0xf1f2f3f4 +hextobin +setbytes out.dat 20 write 4 bytes prepared by previous commands. sfk echo -pure "c:\foo.dat" +setbytes out.dat 20 write a filename string as pure as possible, without pattern interpretation or (CR)LF, into out.dat at offset 20. sfk setbytes out.dat 0 -repeat=10000 a -spat "\n" fill the first 10000 bytes of out.dat with character a then add a single line feed.
sfk is a free open-source tool, running instantly without installation efforts. no DLL's,
no registry changes - just get sfk.exe from the zip package and use it (binaries for
windows, linux and mac are included).
read more about all sfk functions here.