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Capstone is a disassembly framework with the target of becoming the ultimate
disasm engine for binary analysis and reversing in the security community.
Created by Nguyen Anh Quynh, then developed and maintained by a small community,
Capstone offers some unparalleled features:
- Support multiple hardware architectures: ARM, ARM64 (ARMv8), Mips, PPC, Sparc,
SystemZ, XCore and X86 (including X86_64).
- Having clean/simple/lightweight/intuitive architecture-neutral API.
- Provide details on disassembled instruction (called decomposer by others).
- Provide semantics of the disassembled instruction, such as list of implicit
registers read & written.
- Implemented in pure C language, with lightweight bindings for Visual Basic, PHP,
PowerShell, Emacs, Haskell, Perl, Python, Ruby, C#, NodeJS, Java, GO, C++, OCaml,
Lua, Rust, Delphi, Free Pascal & Vala ready either in main code, or provided
externally by the community).
- Native support for all popular platforms: Windows, Mac OSX, iOS, Android,
Linux, *BSD, Solaris, etc.
- Thread-safe by design.
- Special support for embedding into firmware or OS kernel.
- High performance & suitable for malware analysis (capable of handling various
X86 malware tricks).
- Distributed under the open source BSD license.
Further information is available at
See COMPILE.TXT file for how to compile and install Capstone.
See docs/README for how to customize & program your own tools with Capstone.
See HACK.TXT file for the structure of the source code.
This project is released under the BSD license. If you redistribute the binary
or source code of Capstone, please attach file LICENSE.TXT with your products.