Operators

Overview

Operators in DuckyScript instruct the payload to perform a given mathematical, relational or logical operation.

Math Operators

Math operators may be used to change the value of a variable.
Operator
Meaning
=
Assignment
+
Add
-
Subtract
*
Multiply
/
Divide
%
Modulus
^
Exponent

Examples

Consider how the variable $FOO changes with each math operation.
REM Assign $FOO to 42
VAR $FOO = 42
REM The variable is now 42.
REM Let's add it by 1.
$FOO = ( $FOO + 1 )
REM The variable is now 43: the sum of 42 and 1.
REM Let's subtract it by 1.
$FOO = ( $FOO - 1 )
REM The variable is now 42 (again): the difference of 42 and 1.
REM Let's multiply it by 2.
$FOO = ( $FOO * 2 )
REM The variable is now 84: the product of 42 and 2.
REM Let's divide it by 2.
$FOO = ( $FOO / 2 )
REM The variable is now 42 (again): the quotient of 82 and 2.
REM Let's modulus it by 4.
$FOO = ( $FOO % 4 )
REM The variable is now 2: the signed remainder of 42 and 4.
REM Let's raise it to the power of 6.
$FOO = ( $FOO ^ 6 )
REM Our variable is now 64: the exponent of 2 and 6.

Comparison Operators

Comparison operators (or relational operators) will compare two values to evaluate a single boolean value.
Operator
Meaning
==
Equal to
!=
Not equal to
>
Greater than
<
Less than
>=
Greater than or equal to
<=
Less than or equal to

Examples

Consider how the different comparison operators evaluate down to a single boolean value for the following variables:
VAR $FOO = 42
VAR $BAR = 1337
  • The comparison ( $FOO == $BAR ) evaluates to the boolean FALSE.
  • The comparison ( $FOO != $BAR ) evaluates to the boolean TRUE.
  • The comparison ( $FOO > $BAR ) evaluates to the boolean FALSE.
  • The comparison ( $FOO < $BAR ) evaluates to the boolean TRUE.
  • The comparison ( $FOO >= $BAR ) evaluates to the boolean FALSE.
  • The comparison ( $FOO <= $BAR ) evaluates to the boolean TRUE.

Order of Operations

The order of operations (order precedence) are a set of rules that define which procedures are performed first in order to evaluate an expression, similar to that of mathematics.
In DuckyScript, parentheses ( ) are required to define the precedence conventions.
VAR $FOO = ( 4 * 10 ) + 2
REM The expression ( 4 * 10 ) evalues to 40.
REM The expression 40 + 2 evalues to 42.
If multiple pairs of parentheses are required, the parentheses can be nested.
VAR $FOO = 42
VAR $BAR = (( 100 * 13 ) + ( $FOO - 5 ))
REM The expression 42 - 5 evalues to 37
REM The expression ( 100 * 13 ) evalues to 1300
REM The expression 1300 + 37 evalues to 1337

Logical Operators

Logical operators are important as they allow us to make decisions based on certain conditions. For example, when combining the result of more than one condition, the logical AND or OR logical operators will make the final determination.
These logical operators may be used to connect two or more expressions.
Operator
Description
&&
Logical AND. If both the operands are non-zero, the condition is TRUE.
||
Logical OR. If any of the two operands is non-zero, the condition is TRUE.

Examples

Considering the values of the two variables:
VAR $FOO = 42
VAR $BAR = 1337
The expression ( $FOO < $BAR ) evaluates to TRUE. The expression ( $FOO > $BAR ) evaluates to FALSE.
Combining these expressions, we can evaluate:
  • ( $FOO < $BAR ) && ( $BAR > $FOO )
    • Evalues down to TRUE && TRUE
      • Because 42 is less than 1337 is TRUE AND 1337 is greater than 42 is TRUE.
      • Both operands are non-zero (TRUE), therefore the final condition is TRUE.
  • ( $FOO < $BAR ) || ( $BAR == $FOO )
    • Evaluates as TRUE || FALSE
      • Because 42 is less than 1337 is TRUE OR 1337 is equal to 42 is FALSE.
      • Any of the operands are non-zero (TRUE), therefore the final condition is TRUE.

Augmented Assignment Operators

When assigning a value to a variable, the variable itself may be referenced.

Example

VAR $FOO = 1337
VAR $FOO = ( $FOO + 1 )
REM $FOO will now equal 1338

Result

  • The variable $FOO is initiated as 1337.
  • $FOO is incremented by 1 (itself plus 1).
  • $FOO will then equal 1338.

Bitwise Operators

Bitwise operators are operators which operate on the uint16 values at the binary level.
Operator
Description
&
Bitwise AND. If the corresponding bits of the two operands is 1, will result in 1. Otherwise if either bit of an operand is 0, the result of the corresponding bit is evaluated as 0.
|
Bitwise OR. If at least one corresponding bit of the two operands is 1, will result in 1.
>>
Right Shift. Accepts two numbers. Right shifts the bits of the first operand. The second operand determines the number of places to shift.
<<
Left Shift. Accepts two numbers. Left shifts the bits of the first operand. The second operand decides the number of places to shift.

Example

ATTACKMODE HID STORAGE VID_05AC PID_021E
VAR $FOO = $_CURRENT_VID
REM Because VID and PID parameters are little endian,
$FOO = ((($FOO >> 8) & 0x00FF) | (($FOO << 8) & 0xFF00))
REM $FOO will now equal 0xAC05

Result

  • The value of $_CURRENT_VID is saved into the variable $FOO as AC05.
  • Using bitwise operators its endianness is swapped to 05AC.
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Overview
Math Operators
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Comparison Operators
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Order of Operations
Logical Operators
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Augmented Assignment Operators
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Bitwise Operators
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