Read Application Memory

Kuba Ober kuba at
Mon Dec 10 08:06:09 CST 2007

On Sunday 09 December 2007, Kai Lauterbach wrote:
> Hi,
> at the moment I'm writing a little Linux based program to read some
> variables from a Windows application. But my problem is, that i can't
> access to the virtual memory of the Win App running under wine. I don't
> know how to do this. c/c++ isn't the problem but the right way to do it.

On Linux, you'd typically use ptrace(). You PTRACE_ATTACH to the process 
(which becomes your child), wait() for the child to actually stop (attaching 
sends it SIGSTOP), you can then use PTRACE_PEEK/POKE to read/write process's 

Looks easy on paper, at least.

Cheers, Kuba

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