Creating a binary?

Peter Thomassen info at
Tue Aug 15 14:15:10 PDT 2006


Lars Ivar Igesund schrieb am Dienstag, 15. August 2006 22:46:
> Ehm, this seems like the pretty printed version of an ELF header (which is
> stored binary btw), much like the one produced by analytical programs like
> readelf. All ELF binaries (whether executables, shared libs or object
> files) start like this.

I used less to view the compiled file, and obviously less passes the file
through readelf or sth. Using cat file | less, everything looks binary :-)
My mistake, sorry.

Anyway: Why are (striped) binaries at least 150 KB of size, even when doing
nothing (void main() { })?


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