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02-13-2002, 07:56 PM
I have to write this summary and I don't know anything about the .out files. Anyone know a tutorial on it or your own personal explination. Thanks, OS Newbie.

Write a summary and find the file formats for the Linux binary executable file (.out).
Include a high amount of detail.

02-14-2002, 03:27 AM
Hope this'll be helpful...

02-14-2002, 09:31 AM
Thanks. That helps some.

02-14-2002, 11:43 AM
Most a.out files are in ELF format these days (see manpage for readelf (1)), although A.OUT executables will still run on most linux systems. Also, "a.out" stands for "assembler output", this is a historical oddity, because early C compilers converted .c-files into .s-files (i.e. assembly files) and then called the assembler to create the executable.