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BRANDELF(1)						    BSD General Commands Manual 					       BRANDELF(1)

brandelf -- mark an ELF binary for a specific ABI
brandelf [-lv] [-f ELF_ABI_number] [-t string] file ...
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. Currently 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.
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).
The brandelf manual page first appeared in FreeBSD 2.2.
This manual page was written by John-Mark Gurney <>.
March 25, 2014 BSD