elf_kind(3E)elf_kind(3E)NAMEelf_kind - determine file type
[flag... ] file... [library] ...
This function returns a value identifying the kind of file associated
with an ELF descriptor elf. Currently defined values appear below.
The file is an archive (see
ar(4)). An ELF descriptor may also be associated with
an archive member, not the archive itself, and then
identifies the member's type.
The file is an ELF file. The program may use
to determine the class. Other functions, such as are
available to retrieve other file information.
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 A null pointer is
allowed, to simplify error handling, and causes to return
SEE ALSOar(4), elf(3E), elf_begin(3E), elf_getehdr(3E), elf_getident(3E).