nlist — retrieve
symbol table name list from an executable file
function retrieves name list entries from the symbol table of an executable
file (see elf(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, or the nl pointer is
returned value is -1.
nlist() function appeared in
Version 6 AT&T UNIX.
|April 19, 1994