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ELF_END(3)						   BSD Library Functions Manual 						ELF_END(3)

NAME
elf_end -- release an ELF descriptor LIBRARY
ELF Access Library (libelf, -lelf) SYNOPSIS
#include <libelf.h> int elf_end(Elf *elf); DESCRIPTION
Function elf_end() is used to release the resources associated with an ELF descriptor pointed to by argument elf. This descriptor must have been allocated by a previous call to elf_begin(3) or elf_memory(3). For programming convenience, a NULL value is permitted for argument elf. A call to elf_end() decrements the activation count for descriptor elf by one. The resources associated with the descriptor are only released with its activation count goes to zero. Once function elf_end() returns zero, the ELF descriptor elf will no longer be valid and should not be used further. RETURN VALUES
Function elf_end() returns the current value of the ELF descriptor elf's activation count, or zero if argument elf was NULL. SEE ALSO
elf(3), elf_begin(3), elf_memory(3), gelf(3) BSD
June 29, 2006 BSD

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ELF_NEXT(3)						   BSD Library Functions Manual 					       ELF_NEXT(3)

NAME
elf_next -- provide sequential access to the next archive member LIBRARY
ELF Access Library (libelf, -lelf) SYNOPSIS
#include <libelf.h> Elf_Cmd elf_next(Elf *elf); DESCRIPTION
The elf_next() function causes the ELF archive descriptor corresponding to argument elf to be adjusted to provide access to the next member in the archive on a subsequent call to elf_begin(). The return value of elf_next() is suitable for use in a loop invoking elf_begin(). RETURN VALUES
If successful, function elf_next() returns the value ELF_C_READ. Otherwise, if argument elf was not associated with an archive, or if it was NULL, or if any other error occurred, the value ELF_C_NULL is returned. EXAMPLES
To process all the members of an archive use: Elf_Cmd cmd; Elf *archive, *e; ... cmd = ELF_C_READ; archive = elf_begin(fd, cmd, NULL); while ((e = elf_begin(fd, cmd, archive)) != (Elf *) 0) { ... process `e' here ... cmd = elf_next(e); elf_end(e); } elf_end(archive); ERRORS
Function elf_next() may fail with the following error: [ELF_E_ARGUMENT] Argument elf was not associated with a containing ar(1) archive. SEE ALSO
elf(3), elf_begin(3), elf_end(3), elf_rand(3) BSD
June 17, 2006 BSD
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