gef VS radare2

Compare gef vs radare2 and see what are their differences.


GEF (GDB Enhanced Features) - a modern experience for GDB with advanced debugging features for exploit developers & reverse engineers (by hugsy)


UNIX-like reverse engineering framework and command-line toolset [Moved to:] (by radare)
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gef radare2
5 1
4,566 15,238
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9.2 9.9
about 1 month ago 6 months ago
Python C
MIT License GNU Lesser General Public License v3.0 only
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Posts with mentions or reviews of gef. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-03-21.


Posts with mentions or reviews of radare2. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-11-13.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing gef and radare2 you can also consider the following projects:

pwndbg - Exploit Development and Reverse Engineering with GDB Made Easy

gdb-dashboard - Modular visual interface for GDB in Python

edb-debugger - edb is a cross-platform AArch32/x86/x86-64 debugger.

volatility - An advanced memory forensics framework

binwalk - Firmware Analysis Tool [Moved to:]

Apktool - A tool for reverse engineering Android apk files

objection - 📱 objection - runtime mobile exploration

padding-oracle-attacker - 🔓 CLI tool and library to execute padding oracle attacks easily, with support for concurrent network requests and an elegant UI.

peda - PEDA - Python Exploit Development Assistance for GDB

apk2gold - CLI tool for decompiling Android apps to Java. It does resources! It does Java! Its real easy!

lldb-mi - LLDB's machine interface driver

garmin-uploader - Garmin Connect Python Uploader