elf_kind - determine file type
cc [flag ...] file ... -lelf [library ...]
Elf_Kind elf_kind(Elf *elf);
This function returns a value identifying the kind of file associated
with an ELF descriptor (elf). Currently defined values appear below.
ELF_K_AR The file is an archive [see ar(4)]. An ELF descriptor
may also be associated with an archive member, not the
archive itself, and then elf_kind identifies the member's
ELF_K_COFF The file is a COFF object file. COFF object files cannot
be processed by this library, and ELF_K_COFF is never
actually returned by the IRIX version of elf_kind. The
code is mentioned here and is defined in the header file
because it is a part of standard System V Release 4.
ELF_K_ELF The file is an ELF file. The program may use
elf_getident to determine the class. Other functions,
such as elf_getehdr, are available to retrieve other file
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
elf(3E), elf_begin(3E), elf_getehdr(3E), elf_getident(3E), ar(4).
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