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BRANDELF(1)

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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     brandelf -- mark an ELF binary for a specific ABI

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     brandelf [-lv] [-f ELF_ABI_number] [-t string] file ...

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     This command marks an ELF binary to be run under a certain ABI for
     FreeBSD.

     The options are as follows:

     -f ELF_ABI_number
		 forces branding with the supplied ELF ABI number.  Incompatible
 with the -t option.  These values are assigned by
		 SCO/USL.

     -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
		 ``SVR4''.

     file	 If -t string is given it will brand file to be of type
		 string, otherwise it will simply display the branding of
		 file.

EXAMPLES    [Toc]    [Back]

     The following is an example of a typical usage of the brandelf command:

	   % brandelf file
	   % brandelf -t Linux file

DIAGNOSTICS    [Toc]    [Back]

     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.

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

      
      
     The Santa Cruz Operation, Inc., System V Application Binary Interface,
     April 29, 1998 (DRAFT), http://www.sco.com/developer/devspecs/.

HISTORY    [Toc]    [Back]

     The brandelf manual page first appeared in FreeBSD 2.2.

AUTHORS    [Toc]    [Back]

     This manual page was written by John-Mark Gurney <gurney_j@efn.org>.


FreeBSD 5.2.1		       February 6, 1997 		 FreeBSD 5.2.1
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