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brandelf - mark an ELF binary for a specific ABI

 

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

HISTORY

      The brandelf manual page first appeared in FreeBSD 2.2.
 

AUTHORS

      This manual page was written by John-Mark Gurney 〈gurney_j@efn.org〉.
 

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