Radare2 has an internal clipboard to save and write portions of memory loaded from the current io layer.
This clipboard can be manipulated with the
The two basic operations are
- copy (yank)
The yank operation will read N bytes (specified by the argument) into the clipboard. We can later use the
yy command to paste what we read before into a file.
You can yank/paste bytes in visual mode selecting them with the cursor mode (
Vc) and then using the
Y key bindings which are aliases for
yy commands of the command-line interface.
[0x00000000]> y? Usage: y[ptxy] [len] [[@]addr] # See wd? for memcpy, same as 'yf'. | y! open cfg.editor to edit the clipboard | y 16 0x200 copy 16 bytes into clipboard from 0x200 | y 16 @ 0x200 copy 16 bytes into clipboard from 0x200 | y 16 copy 16 bytes into clipboard | y show yank buffer information (srcoff len bytes) | y* print in r2 commands what's been yanked | yf 64 0x200 copy file 64 bytes from 0x200 from file | yfa file copy copy all bytes from file (opens w/ io) | yfx 10203040 yank from hexpairs (same as ywx) | yj print in JSON commands what's been yanked | yp print contents of clipboard | yq print contents of clipboard in hexpairs | ys print contents of clipboard as string | yt 64 0x200 copy 64 bytes from current seek to 0x200 | ytf file dump the clipboard to given file | yw hello world yank from string | ywx 10203040 yank from hexpairs (same as yfx) | yx print contents of clipboard in hexadecimal | yy 0x3344 paste clipboard | yz [len] copy nul-terminated string (up to blocksize) into clipboard
[0x00000000]> s 0x100 ; seek at 0x100 [0x00000100]> y 100 ; yanks 100 bytes from here [0x00000200]> s 0x200 ; seek 0x200 [0x00000200]> yy ; pastes 100 bytes
You can perform a yank and paste in a single line by just using the
yt command (yank-to). The syntax is as follows:
[0x4A13B8C0]> x offset 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B 0123456789AB 0x4A13B8C0, 89e0 e839 0700 0089 c7e8 e2ff ...9........ 0x4A13B8CC, ffff 81c3 eea6 0100 8b83 08ff ............ 0x4A13B8D8, ffff 5a8d 2484 29c2 ..Z.$.). [0x4A13B8C0]> yt 8 0x4A13B8CC @ 0x4A13B8C0 [0x4A13B8C0]> x offset 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B 0123456789AB 0x4A13B8C0, 89e0 e839 0700 0089 c7e8 e2ff ...9........ 0x4A13B8CC, 89e0 e839 0700 0089 8b83 08ff ...9........ 0x4A13B8D8, ffff 5a8d 2484 29c2 ..Z.$.).