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Old 02-06-2014, 01:24 PM   #1
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What are "system binaries"?


What are "system binaries"?
 
Old 02-06-2014, 01:52 PM   #2
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Have you tried using Google
or even bing
 
Old 02-07-2014, 10:41 AM   #3
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I notice Google confusingly points you back here to a 2009 query.

My I'd say that "System Binaries" are machine executable files and libraries as against Source Code which is human readable and requires to be compiled to produce the machine runnable "System Binary".

To simplify, in Windows world, executable files have the identifier .exe, in Linux/Unix world they're .bin.
(Lets not confuse the issue with library files, OK?)

It's actually a bit more complicated than that but does that give you an understanding?

Play Bonny!

 
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In *nix, executables normally have no extension at all....

(.bin is often a self-extracting archive of some sort).

Personally I'd classify a 'system binary' as a binary used by the OS, see eg /sbin ...
TBH it does sound a bit 'homeworky'
 
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