Introduction: what is pyelftools?

pyelftools is a pure-Python library for parsing and analyzing ELF files and DWARF debugging information. See the User's guide for more details.


As a user of pyelftools, one only needs Python to run. It works with Python versions 2.6, 2.7 and 3.2. For hacking on pyelftools the requirements are a bit more strict, please see the hacking guide.


When you unzip the source distribution, run:

> python install

Alternatively, pyelftools can be installed from PyPI (Python package index):

> pip install pyelftools

How to use it?

pyelftools is a regular Python library: you import and invoke it from your own code. For a detailed usage guide and links to examples, please consult the user's guide.


pyelftools is open source software. Its code is in the public domain. See the LICENSE file for more details.