Decoder: search.ini Search String Syntax

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This topic introduces search methods and syntax for use in Search parser. 

The Search parser uses three basic search methods:

  • Keyword: Search a stream for a specific set of words.
  • Pattern: Search a stream for a regular expression match.
  • Keyword+Pattern: Search a stream for a regular expression if it contains any of a given set of key words.


 Maxrecon=<max_size>Maxsearch=<max_ssearch_length>MatchLimit=<max_matches_per_stream Search Name Services=<service_id_list>Keywords=<keyword_list>|Pattern=<expression>Case=0|1 Proximity=<number_of_bytes>Recon=0|1 Raw=0|1 


Parameters used in this command:

autocheck Automatically fixes all problems without prompting
header Only Check/display the header of each file
chatty Displays a hex dump of every object in the file (huge amount of data)
dump#-# Indicates a zero-based object or range of objects in the file to output in hex to the console


Following is an example of the command:

To check all NetWitness database files located in the Collection named Default. If any problems are found, the command will describe the problem and ask if you would like to fix it.

 dbcheck C:\Documents and Settings\User\My Documents\NetWitness\ Investigations\Default\*.nw* 
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