Sometime the meaning of variable has been changed on the function.

For example from Ida pseudo code:

a = price
a= tax....

In the beginning of function a was price and after that a is tax.

How can I split a to 2 different variable so I can rename this variable in Ida Pro

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Shift+F or right-click on the variable and then choose "Force new variable".

IDA documentation: https://www.hex-rays.com/products/decompiler/manual/cmd_force_lvar.shtml

  • Shift+F7 open segment tabs. And there is no Force new variable option while right click on variable Nov 16, 2021 at 8:52
  • Which version of IDA are you running?
    – zi0Black
    Nov 16, 2021 at 9:02
  • 7.6 is my version Nov 16, 2021 at 9:33
  • I fixed the shortcut. BTW as you can see from the documentation, it's the built-in function to do this and note that: "Currently, only aliasable stack variables can be forced."
    – zi0Black
    Nov 16, 2021 at 12:21

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