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BRANDELF(1) BSD General Commands Manual BRANDELF(1)

NAME

brandelf — mark an ELF binary for a specific ABI

SYNOPSIS

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

DESCRIPTION

The brandelf utility 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

Writes the list of all known ELF types to the standard error.

−v

Turns on verbose output.

−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.

EXIT STATUS

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.

EXAMPLES

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

brandelf file
brandelf -t Linux file

SEE ALSO
The Santa Cruz Operation, Inc.

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

HISTORY

The brandelf manual page first appeared in FreeBSD 2.2.

AUTHORS

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

BSD February 6, 1997 BSD

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