LKBEN11003: Howto show extra information from ELF binaries under linux


You need to know specific ELF binary information




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.


objdump -f getxml 

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

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

Option -t shows the symbol tables.



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Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG

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. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform.