Using .chain and .help

This is going to be a very simple blog post, listing how to view all the DLL extensions you have loaded and how to list all the extensions available from that DLL. Firstly, let’s start with the .chain command which part of WinDbg.

The .chain simply lists all the loaded DLLs for that dump file, when clicking the link (in blue), we can see all the available extensions from that DLL.

As an example, I’ve used the CMKD.dll:

We can gain further information about those listed commands by typing !CMKD.help:

The .help command lists the help information for all the commands for WindDbg, clicking the links will produce help specific to all the commands listed under that letter.

Here’s U as an example:


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I'm a Computer Science student and writer. My primary interests are Graph Theory, Number Theory, Programming Language Theory, Logic and Windows Debugging.
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