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find_binary
Category: Searching

idaman ea_t ida_export
find_binary(ea_t startea, ea_t endea, const char *ubinstr, int radix, int sflag)
Searches between startea and endea for the string in *ubinstr. radix is the numeric base (if you're searching for numbers), which can be 8 (octal), 10 (decimal) or 16 (hex). sflag can be any of the previously mentioned flags. Note that this function doesn't search the disassembled text that you see in IDA, but the binary itself.

The content of *ubinstr will differ depending on the type of search you are conducting. For strings, the string itself must be wrapped in quotes ("), for single characters, they must be wrapped in single quotes ('). A question-mark (?) can be used to indicate a single wildcard byte.

Examples:
#include <kernwin.hpp> // for askstr() and jumpto()
#include <search.hpp>

// Ask the user for a search string
char *name = askstr(HIST_SRCH, "", "Please enter a string");
char searchstring[MAXSTR];

// Encapsulate the search string in quotes
qsnprintf(searchstring, sizeof(searchstring)-1, ""%s"", name);

ea_t res = find_binary(inf.minEA,     // Top of the file
                       inf.maxEA,     // Bottom of the file
                       searchstring,
                       0,             // radix not applicable
                       SEARCH_DOWN);
if (res != NULL)
{
    msg("Match found at %a\n", res);
    
    // Move the cursor to the address
    jumpto(res);
}
else
{
    msg("No match found.\n");
}


Related: find_binary, find_text

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