Is Elf formatdocumented anywhere?

Marcin Cieslak saper at
Tue Jan 15 20:10:41 PST 2008

Yuri wrote:
>> ELF is fairly well documented and standardized.
> No, I would say ELF is somewhat documented.
>> Just googling for 'ELF' quickly yields the Wikipedia page
>> which contains several links to documents describing plenty of details.
> These links only go that far. Googling many if not most of the constants
> that are in /usr/include/sys/elf_common.h only gives some discussion
> references.
>> You can also read the elf(5) manpage in FreeBSD
> Not many details here too.

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