Let's say I want to print the filenames on every call to NtCreateFile (With %any% exe loaded in IDA )

The first problem is to get the ntdll!NtCreateFile address Tried to do it like this get_name_ea_simple('ntdll_NtCreateFile') but "module 'ntdll' has no names"

Although the call get_name_ea_simple('kernel32_CreateFileW') works just fine: 0x770d08d0 (if debugger paused on executable EP)

And here is second problem - exec script commands after debugger loads all modules info. If I do something like:

run_to(get_inf_attr(INF_MIN_EA)) # start the debugger and execute to the entry point
CreateFileW = get_name_ea_simple('kernel32_CreateFileW')
    if CreateFileW == BADADDR:
        warning('kernel32_CreateFileW is null')

I'll get my warning. So how to do it right?

IDA 7.5


I found out that if we stop at the entry point and manually load symbols for ntdll, then the following command works get_name_ea_simple('ZwCreateFile')

  • ntddl typo ? ..... – blabb Feb 5 at 20:57
  • Thx. Yes 'ntdll' has no names – A-off Feb 5 at 20:59

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