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pattern_finder is a compact library written in Dart language that is primarily used for signature matching and/or wildcard pattern finder in byte streams.

In addition, you can pass an anonymous function that will be called once signature is found. This function only accepts one parameter the 'offset' where pattern was found.


A simple usage example:

import 'dart:typed_data';
import 'package:pattern_finder/pattern_finder.dart';

main() {
  /* Search for patterns using PatternFinder.Find and PatternFinder.Find_B functions */
  var pattern = PatternFinder.Transform('456?89?B');

  var buf1 = [0x01, 0x23, 0x45, 0x67, 0x89, 0xAB, 0xCD, 0xEF];
  var buf2 = [0x01, 0x23, 0x45, 0x66, 0x89, 0x6B, 0xCD, 0xEF];
  var buf3 = [0x11, 0x11, 0x11, 0x11, 0x11, 0x11, 0x11, 0x11];

  int foundOffset1 =
      PatternFinder.Find_B(buf1, 8, pattern); // foundOffset1: 2
  int foundOffset2 =
      PatternFinder.Find(buf2, 8, '456?89?B'); // foundOffset2: 2
  int foundOffset3 =
      PatternFinder.Find_B(buf3, 8, pattern); // foundOffset3: -1

  /* Search for patterns using signatures */
  var buf = [

  Signature sig1 = new Signature("pattern1", "456?89?B",
      func: (offset) => print('Found Pattern1!!! @ ${offset}'));
  Signature sig2 = new Signature("pattern2", "1111111111",
      func: () => print('Will I make it?'));
  Signature sig3 =
      new Signature("pattern3", "AB??EF", func: () => print('Found pattern3'));
  Signature sig4 = new Signature("pattern4", "45??67", func: (int offset) {
    // do something
    int new_offset = offset + 4;
    print('Found pattern4!!! Old Offset: ${offset}, New Offset: ${new_offset}');
  List<Signature> signatures = [sig1, sig2, sig3, sig4];

  // Run `Scan` to execute founded signatures function
  SignatureFinder.Scan(buf, buf.length, signatures);

  //  Found Pattern1!!! @ 2
  //  Found pattern3
  //  Found pattern4!!! Old Offset: 8, New Offset: 12


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