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'Libelf' lets you read, modify or create ELF files in an architecture-independent way. The library takes care of size and endian issues, e.g. you can process a file for SPARC processors on an Intel-based system. This library is a clean-room rewrite of the System V Release 4 library and is supposed to be source code compatible with it. It was meant primarily for porting SVR4 applications to other operating systems but can also be used as the basis for new applications (and as a light-weight alternative to libbfd).


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LGPLJanet Casey20 June 2003

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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 16 August 2005.


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