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Manual Reference Pages  -  ELF_GETIDENT (3)

NAME

elf_getident - return the initial bytes of a file

CONTENTS

Library
Synopsis
Description
Return Values
Errors
See Also

LIBRARY


.Lb libelf

SYNOPSIS


.In libelf.h char * elf_getident Elf *elf size_t *sz

DESCRIPTION

Function elf_getident returns a pointer to the initial bytes of the file for descriptor elf.

If argument sz is non-null, the size of the identification area returned is written to the location pointed to by sz. This location is set to zero on errors.

RETURN VALUES

Function elf_getident will return a non-NULL pointer to the initial bytes of the file if successful, or NULL if an error condition is detected.

ERRORS

Function elf_getident can fail with the following errors:
[ELF_E_ARGUMENT] A NULL value was passed in for argument elf.
[ELF_E_SEQUENCE] ELF descriptor elf was opened for writing and function elf_getident was called before a call to elf_update(3).

SEE ALSO

elf(3), elf32_getehdr(3), elf64_getehdr(3), elf_getarhdr(3), elf_getbase(3), elf_getflags(3), elf_kind(3), elf_rawfile(3), elf_update(3), gelf(3), gelf_getclass(3), gelf_getehdr(3)
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