brandelf -- mark an ELF binary for a specific ABI
brandelf [-lv] [-f ELF_ABI_number] [-t string] file ...
This command marks an ELF binary to be run under a certain ABI for
The options are as follows:
forces branding with the supplied ELF ABI number. Incompatible
with the -t option. These values are assigned by
-l lists all known ELF types on the standard error channel.
-v turns on verbose reporting.
-t string Brands the given ELF binaries to be of the string ABI type.
Currently supported ABIs are ``FreeBSD'', ``Linux'', and
file If -t string is given it will brand file to be of type
string, otherwise it will simply display the branding of
The following is an example of a typical usage of the brandelf command:
% brandelf file
% brandelf -t Linux file
Exit status is 0 on success, and 1 if the command fails if a file does
not exist, is too short, fails to brand properly, or the brand requested
is not one of the known types and the -f option is not set.
The Santa Cruz Operation, Inc., System V Application Binary Interface,
April 29, 1998 (DRAFT), http://www.sco.com/developer/devspecs/.
The brandelf manual page first appeared in FreeBSD 2.2.
This manual page was written by John-Mark Gurney <email@example.com>.
FreeBSD 5.2.1 February 6, 1997 FreeBSD 5.2.1 [ Back ]