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ELF_KIND(3)						   BSD Library Functions Manual 					       ELF_KIND(3)

elf_kind -- determine ELF file type LIBRARY
ELF Access Library (libelf, -lelf) SYNOPSIS
#include <libelf.h> Elf_Kind elf_kind(Elf *elf); DESCRIPTION
The elf_kind() function identifies the kind of file associated with its argument elf. The argument elf is allowed to be NULL. RETURN VALUES
The elf_kind() function returns one of the following values: ELF_K_AR The file associated with argument elf is an archive. ELF_K_ELF The file associated with argument elf is an ELF file. ELF_K_NONE The argument elf was NULL, or the ELF library could not determine the type of the file associated with argument elf, or an error occurred when processing. SEE ALSO
elf(3), elf_begin(3), elf_getident(3), gelf(3) BSD
June 1, 2006 BSD

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elf_kind(3ELF)                                                 ELF Library Functions                                                elf_kind(3ELF)

elf_kind - determine file type SYNOPSIS
cc [ flag ... ] file ... -lelf [ library ... ] #include <libelf.h> Elf_Kind elf_kind(Elf *elf); DESCRIPTION
This function returns a value identifying the kind of file associated with an ELF descriptor (elf). Defined values are below: ELF_K_AR The file is an archive [see ar.h(3HEAD)]. An ELF descriptor may also be associated with an archive member, not the archive itself, and then elf_kind() identifies the member's type. ELF_K_COFF The file is a COFF object file. elf_begin(3ELF) describes the library's handling for COFF files. ELF_K_ELF The file is an ELF file. The program may use elf_getident() to determine the class. Other functions, such as elf32_gete- hdr(), are available to retrieve other file information. ELF_K_NONE This indicates a kind of file unknown to the library. Other values are reserved, to be assigned as needed to new kinds of files. elf should be a value previously returned by elf_begin(). A null pointer is allowed, to simplify error handling, and causes elf_kind() to return ELF_K_NONE. ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Interface Stability |Stable | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |MT-Level |MT-Safe | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ SEE ALSO
ar.h(3HEAD), elf(3ELF), elf32_getehdr(3ELF), elf_begin(3ELF), elf_getident(3ELF), libelf(3LIB), attributes(5) SunOS 5.10 11 Jul 2001 elf_kind(3ELF)
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