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ronin-support is a support library for Ronin. ronin-support provides many Core Extensions to Ruby's built-in classes as well as its own Classes/Modules. ronin-support can be used by other Ruby libraries, tools, or scripts.

tl;dr It's like pwntools combined with activesupport.

ronin-support is part of the ronin-rb project, a Ruby toolkit for security research and development.



$ irb -r ronin/support
irb(main):001:0> "hello world".base64_encode
=> "aGVsbG8gd29ybGQ=\n"
irb(main):002:0> "aGVsbG8gd29ybGQ=\n".base64_decode
=> "hello world"


require 'ronin/support'
include Ronin::Support

string = "hello world"
puts string.base64_encode

data = "aGVsbG8gd29ybGQ=\n"
puts data.base64_decode

For more examples of the convenience methods provided by ronin-support, please see the API documentation.



$ gem install ronin-support


gem 'ronin-support', '~> 0.5'


  1. Fork It!
  2. Clone It!
  3. cd ronin-support
  4. bundle install
  5. git checkout -b my_feature
  6. Code It!
  7. bundle exec rake spec
  8. git push origin my_feature


Copyright (c) 2006-2023 Hal Brodigan (postmodern.mod3 at

ronin-support is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

ronin-support is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Lesser General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public License along with ronin-support. If not, see