LKBEN11003: Howto show extra information from ELF binaries under linux


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Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG


Symptom

You need to know specific ELF binary information

Cause

none

Solution

To show extended information about ELF binaries under linux you can use a tool from the binutils called objdump. You cannot only use it on normal binaries but also on libraries.

e.g.

objdump -f getxml 

getxml:     Dateiformat elf32-i386
Architektur: i386, Flags 0x00000112:
EXEC_P, HAS_SYMS, D_PAGED
Startadresse 0x08049af0

With the option -x you can find out all the header information. (quite a lot)

Option -t shows the symbol tables.

 

About the Author

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux in different European countries and different European languages. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform where he is one of the most important contributors and the main developer.

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