Tips and Tricks

This is a collection of few tips and tricks that can be used with Plaso

Output of a third party tools and Plaso

If want to import the output of a third party tool into your Plaso timeline export it to bodyfile (or mactime) format. The Plaso mactime parser can parse a bodyfile.

Also see: Mactime

Split the output of psort

psort itself does not provide you the option of splitting the file into chunks, however there are other ways to achieve that, such as using the standard Unix tool split, for example:

$ psort.py test.plaso | split -b 10m - split_output_

This will leave you with the following files:

  • split_output_aa

  • split_output_ab

  • split_output_ac

  • split_output_ad

And so on… the size can be controlled by the ``-b``` parameter of the split command.