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elf_kind


NAME

elf_kind - determine file type

SYNOPSIS

cc [ flag … ] file-lelf [ library … ]
#include <libelf.h>

Elf_Kind elf_kind(Elf *elf);

DESCRIPTION

This function returns a value identifying the kind of file associated with an ELF descriptor (elf). Defined values are below:

ELF_K_AR

The file is an archive (see ar.h(3HEAD)). An ELF descriptor may also be associated with an archive member, not the archive itself, and then elf_kind() identifies the member’s type.

ELF_K_ELF

The file is an ELF file. The program may use elf_getident() to determine the class. Other functions, such as elf32_getehdr(), are available to retrieve other file information.

ELF_K_NONE

This indicates a kind of file unknown to the library.

Other values are reserved, to be assigned as needed to new kinds of files. elf should be a value previously returned by elf_begin(). A null pointer is allowed, to simplify error handling, and causes elf_kind() to return ELF_K_NONE.

ATTRIBUTES

See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:

SEE ALSO

elf(3ELF), elf32_getehdr(3ELF), elf_begin(3ELF), elf_getident(3ELF), ar.h(3HEAD), libelf(3LIB), attributes(7)


solaris/elf_kind.3elf.txt · Last modified: 2023/07/19 08:58 by A User Not Logged in