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decalage2 edited this page Nov 1, 2016 · 5 revisions

How to Download and Install python-oletools

Pre-requisites

The recommended Python version to run oletools is Python 2.7. Python 2.6 is also supported, but as it is not tested as often as 2.7, some features might not work as expected.

Since oletools v0.50, thanks to contributions by @Sebdraven, most tools can also run with Python 3.x. As this is quite new, please report any issue you may encounter.

Recommended way to Download+Install/Update oletools: pip

Pip is included with Python since version 2.7.9 and 3.4. If it is not installed on your system, either upgrade Python or see https://pip.pypa.io/en/stable/installing/

Linux, Mac OSX, Unix

To download and install/update the latest release version of oletools, run the following command in a shell:

sudo -H pip install -U oletools

Important: Since version 0.50, pip will automatically create convenient command-line scripts in /usr/local/bin to run all the oletools from any directory.

Windows

To download and install/update the latest release version of oletools, run the following command in a cmd window:

pip install -U oletools

Important: Since version 0.50, pip will automatically create convenient command-line scripts to run all the oletools from any directory: olevba, mraptor, oleid, rtfobj, etc.

How to install the latest development version

If you want to benefit from the latest improvements in the development version, you may also use pip:

Linux, Mac OSX, Unix

sudo -H pip install -U https://github.com/decalage2/oletools/archive/master.zip

Windows

pip install -U https://github.com/decalage2/oletools/archive/master.zip

How to install offline - Computer without Internet access

First, download the oletools archive on a computer with Internet access:

Copy the archive file to the target computer.

On Linux, Mac OSX, Unix, run the following command using the filename of the archive that you downloaded:

sudo -H pip install -U oletools.zip

On Windows:

pip install -U oletools.zip

Old school install using setup.py

If you cannot use pip, it is still possible to run the setup.py script directly. However, this method will not create the command-line scripts automatically.

First, download the oletools archive:

Then extract the archive, open a shell and go to the oletools directory.

Linux, Mac OSX, Unix

sudo -H python setup.py install

Windows:

python setup.py install

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