retrieve symbol table name list from an executable file
char *filename, struct
nlist() function retrieves name list entries from
the symbol table of an executable file (see a.out(5)). The
argument nl is set to reference the beginning of the
list. The list is preened of binary and invalid data; if an entry in the name
list is valid, the n_type and
n_value for the entry are copied into the list
referenced by nl. No other data is copied. The last
entry in the list is always
The number of invalid entries is returned if successful; otherwise, if the file
filename does not exist or is not executable, the
returned value is -1.
nlist() function appeared in
Version 6 AT&T UNIX.