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The IDA Pro Book, 2nd Edition by Chris Eagle

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IDA Output Files and Patch Generation

One of the more interesting menu options in IDA is the File ▸ Produce File menu. According to the options on this menu, IDA can generate MAP, ASM, INC, LST, EXE, DIF, and HTML files. Many of these sound intriguing, so each is described in the following sections.

IDA-Generated MAP Files

A .map file describes the overall layout of a binary, including information about the sections that make up the binary and the location of symbols within each section. When generating a .map file, you are asked for the name of the file you wish to create and the types of symbols you would like to store in the .map file. Figure 14-5 shows the MAP file options dialog, in which you select the information you wish to include in the ...

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