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Base class for plugins.


class dissect.target.plugins.os.unix.linux.environ.EnvironPlugin(target: dissect.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.

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.

environ() Iterator[EnvironmentVariableRecord]

Return the initial environment for all processes when they were started via execve(2).

If the process modified its environment (e.g., by calling functions such as putenv(3) or modifying the environ(7) variable directly), this plugin will not reflect those changes.

Yields EnvironmentVariableRecord with the following fields:

hostname (string): The target hostname. domain (string): The target domain. ts (datetime): The modification timestamp of the processes’ environ file. name (string): The name associated to the pid. pid (varint): The process id (pid) of the process. variable (string): The name of the environment variable. content (string): The contents of the environment variable.