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EXE Header Info

Submitted on: 1/1/2015 1:50:00 PM
By: Shoots AndLadders (from psc cd)  
Level: Intermediate
User Rating: By 6 Users
Compatibility: C, C++ (general), Microsoft Visual C++, Borland C++
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     Get .exe file header info

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//INCLUDE files for :EXE Header Info
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// Name: EXE Header Info
// Description:Get .exe file header info
// By: Shoots AndLadders (from psc cd)
// Inputs:a File to read header of.
// Returns:outputs header info

#include <stdio.h>
struct EXEHEAD
	char id[2];				// 'M' & 'Z'
	unsigned lastpg;		// no of bytes on last page
	unsigned size;			// total no of 512 byte pages
	unsigned reloc;			// no of relocation table items
	unsigned headersize;	// header size in paras
	unsigned minpara;		// min. paras reqd. by prog.
	unsigned maxpara;		// max. paras reqd. by prog.
	unsigned stackseg;		// initial value of stack seg.
	unsigned stackoff;		// initial value of SP
	unsigned chksum;		// header check sum
	unsigned IP;			// entry point IP
	unsigned CS;			// entry point CS
	unsigned relocoff;		// offset of 1st relocation item
	unsigned char overlay;	// overlay number
int main(int argc, char *argv[])
	FILE *fp;
	struct EXEHEAD exehead;
	if((fp = fopen(argv[1], "rb")) == NULL)
		printf("ERROR: file open error: %s\n", argv[1]);
		return 1;
	fread(&exehead, sizeof(exehead), 1, fp);
	printf("EXE file signature: %c%c\n", exehead.id[0], exehead.id[1]);
	printf("Total bytes on last sectors: %u\n", exehead.lastpg);
	printf("Total sectors(1 sector = 512 bytes): %u\n", exehead.size);
	printf("No. of relocation table items: %u\n", exehead.reloc);
	printf("Header size in paragraphs: %u\n", exehead.headersize);
	printf("Min. paras. reqd. by program: %u\n", exehead.minpara);
	printf("Max. paras. reqd. by program: %u\n", exehead.maxpara);
	printf("Initial value of SS: %u\n", exehead.stackseg);
	printf("Initial value of SP: %u\n", exehead.stackoff);
	printf("Header checksum: %u\n", exehead.chksum);
	printf("Initial value of IP: %u\n", exehead.IP);
	printf("Initial value of CS: %u\n", exehead.CS);
	printf("Offset of 1st relocation item: %u\n", exehead.relocoff);
	printf("Overlay number: %d\n", exehead.overlay);
	return 0;

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