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Re: how to modify string in binary files ?

On Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 9:24 PM, Jerome BENOIT<jgmbenoit@mailsnare.net> wrote:
> Celejar wrote:
>> On Tue, 01 Sep 2009 08:08:50 +0800
>> Jerome BENOIT <jgmbenoit@mailsnare.net> wrote:
>>> Hello List,
>>> I would like to change the string of a file name in a (propriety) binary:
>>> if applicable, how can we do that ?
>> Use a hex editor?
> Let me specify. My binary file is an executable binary file,
> not a data file. Of course, I want to be able to run the modified version.
> So according to you, I have just to edit my binary, modify the string by
> hand,
> and the modified binary is fine: is there any side effect ?

I am running a version of WordPerfect 8 (the UN*X version) on my amd64
testing system in which I have replaced, in all the binaries,
references to 'ld-linux.so.1' with 'ld-linux.so.2'.  It works.


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