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Windows Forensics and Incident Recovery by Harlan Carvey

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Running Perl Scripts

Once Perl scripts have been written and tested, they can be turned into standalone executables using Perl2Exe[10]. This is extremely useful when you want to put the scripts on a CD or move them to another system without a Perl distribution. Perl2Exe creates an executable file with the Perl interpreter embedded. However, creating standalone executables using Perl2Exe has a significant drawback in that when these executables are launched, a file ending in .tmp is written to the drive from which the executable was launched. Executables launched in this manner from a CD have been limited in functionality, possibly due to the fact that files cannot be written to the CD. Furthermore, in the case of performing incident response ...

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