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ELF_GETIDENT(3)            Library Functions Manual            ELF_GETIDENT(3)

NAME
     elf_getident -- return the initial bytes of a file

LIBRARY
     ELF Access Library (libelf, -lelf)

SYNOPSIS
     #include <&lt;libelf.h>&gt;

     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)

NetBSD 6.1.5                     July 3, 2006                     NetBSD 6.1.5