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Ghidra Script: Count Referenced Strings
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//This script counts the references to existing strings.
//@category Analysis
import java.util.*;
import ghidra.app.script.GhidraScript;
import ghidra.program.model.address.Address;
import ghidra.program.model.mem.Memory;
import ghidra.program.util.DefinedDataIterator;
import ghidra.program.model.listing.Data;
public class CountReferencedStrings extends GhidraScript {
@Override
public void run() throws Exception {
monitor.setMessage("Finding Strings with References");
int referencedCount = 0;
int totalCount = 0;
for (Data nextData: DefinedDataIterator.definedStrings(currentProgram) ) {
Address strAddr = nextData.getMinAddress();
int refCount = currentProgram.getReferenceManager().getReferenceCountTo(strAddr);
totalCount++;
if ( refCount > 0 ) {
referencedCount++;
}
}
println("Number of referenced strings found: " + referencedCount);
println("Total number of strings found: " + totalCount);
}
}
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dev747368 commented Jan 20, 2021

better way to iterate strings:

for(Data data: DefinedDataIterator.definedStrings(currentProgram) ) { .... }

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nstarke commented Jan 20, 2021

@dev747368 - Thank you, this is very helpful! I will get the script updated shortly.

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