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+[OleFileIO_PL](http://www.decalage.info/python/olefileio) is a Python module to read [Microsoft OLE2 files (also called Structured Storage, Compound File Binary Format or Compound Document File Format)](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compound_File_Binary_Format), such as Microsoft Office documents, Image Composer and FlashPix files, Outlook messages, ...
+This is an improved version of the OleFileIO module from [PIL](http://www.pythonware.com/products/pil/index.htm), the excellent Python Imaging Library, created and maintained by Fredrik Lundh. The API is still compatible with PIL, but I have improved the internal implementation significantly, with bugfixes and a more robust design.
+As far as I know, this module is now the most complete and robust Python implementation to read MS OLE2 files, portable on several operating systems. (please tell me if you know other similar Python modules)
+- 2009-12-10 v0.19: fixed support for 64 bits platforms (thanks to Ben G. and Martijn for reporting the bug)
+The archive is available on [the project page](https://bitbucket.org/decalage/olefileio_pl/downloads).
+It can also be used as a script from the command-line to display the structure of an OLE file, for example:
+A real-life example: [using OleFileIO_PL for malware analysis and forensics](http://blog.gregback.net/2011/03/using-remnux-for-forensic-puzzle-6/).
+The code is available in [a Mercurial repository on bitbucket](https://bitbucket.org/decalage/olefileio_pl). You may use it to submit enhancements or to report any issue.
+If you would like to help us improve this module, or simply provide feedback, you may also send an e-mail to decalage(at)laposte.net. You can help in many ways:
+To report a bug, for example a normal file which is not parsed correctly, please use the [issue reporting page](https://bitbucket.org/decalage/olefileio_pl/issues?status=new&status=open), or send an e-mail with an attachment containing the debugging output of OleFileIO_PL.
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