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Base class for plugins.

class dissect.target.plugins.os.unix.datetime.DateTimePlugin(target: dissect.target.target.Target)#

Bases: dissect.target.plugin.Plugin

Base class for plugins.

Plugins can optionally be namespaced by specifying the __namespace__ class attribute. Namespacing results in your plugin needing to be prefixed with this namespace when being called. For example, if your plugin has specified test as namespace and a function called example, you must call your plugin with test.example:

A Plugin class has the following private class attributes:

  • __namespace__

  • __record_descriptors__

With the following three being assigned in register():

  • __plugin__

  • __functions__

  • __exports__

Additionally, the methods and attributes of Plugin receive more private attributes by using decorators.

The export() decorator adds the following private attributes

  • __exported__

  • __output__: Set with the export() decorator.

  • __record__: Set with the export() decorator.

The internal() decorator and InternalPlugin set the __internal__ attribute. Finally. args() decorator sets the __args__ attribute.


target – The Target object to load the plugin for.

__namespace__ = 'datetime'#
check_compatible() None#

Perform a compatibility check with the target.

This function should return None if the plugin is compatible with the current target (self.target). For example, check if a certain file exists. Otherwise it should raise an UnsupportedPluginError.


UnsupportedPluginError – If the plugin could not be loaded.

tz(name: str) datetime.tzinfo#
tzinfo() datetime.tzinfo#

Return a datetime.tzinfo of the current system timezone.

local(dt: datetime.datetime) datetime.datetime#

Replace the tzinfo of a given datetime.datetime object with the current system tzinfo without conversion.

to_utc(dt: datetime.datetime) datetime.datetime#

Convert any datetime.datetime object into a UTC datetime.datetime object.

First replaces the current tzinfo with the system tzinfo without conversion, then converts it to an aware UTC datetime object.