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Maintainer: Kristinn Gudjonsson, Joachim Metz, Eric Mak, David Nides
OS: Linux, Mac OS X, Windows
Genre: Analysis
License: APL

Plaso (plaso langar að safna öllu) is the Python based back-end engine used by tools such as log2timeline for automatic creation of a super timelines. The goal of log2timeline (and thus plaso) is to provide a single tool that can parse various log files and forensic artifacts from computers and related systems, such as network equipment to produce a single correlated timeline. This timeline can then be easily analysed by forensic investigators/analysts, speeding up investigations by correlating the vast amount of information found on an average computer system. Plaso is intended to be applied for creating super timelines but also supports creating targeted timelines.

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Image File Formats

Volume System Formats

File System Formats

File Formats


Plaso is a Python-based rewrite of the Perl-based log2timeline initially created by Kristinn Gudjonsson. Plaso builds upon the SleuthKit, libyal and other projects.

It comes bundled with 4n6time, formally "l2t_Review", a cross-platform forensic tool for timeline creation and review, by David Nides.

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