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Old 03-13-2005, 04:00 AM   #1
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.elf to?

Can you tell me the procedure for creating executeble files of format ".elf" from your source C files(i am used to only ".o" method).Also, how to execute it?

Old 03-13-2005, 04:15 AM   #2
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The default binary type for executables created by gcc is ELF now. Try using the command file: file a.out examines the file called a.out and will tell you the type.

Old 03-13-2005, 08:14 AM   #3
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Although the default output binary from gcc is called a.out, this is just legacy. The file format of the binary is actually ELF.


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