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Re: a.out and elf

Ketu wrote:

> hello gurus,
> Can one of you please give a small description of the two executable
> formats?

a.out exec format is obsolete and is no longer used, though there
are some *very* old applications with this format lying around.

So, it is better to forget about the a.out format. ELF format is the
current trend.

And don't confuse this with the default compiler output a.out. It is in
ELF format.
I am wondering why gcc developers haven't changed that default setting
something sensible, say a.elf. :-).



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