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       elfrc — a resource compiler for ELF systems


       elfrc [-o filename]  [-h filename]  [-v ]


       This manual page documents briefly the elfrc command.

       This  manual  page  was written for the Debian distribution because the
       original program does not have a manual page.

       elfrc is a program which can turn arbitrary files into ELF object files
       which  can  then  be linked into your program directly and accessed via
       simple, user-defined symbol names.

       For instance, it’s possible to embed even huge (16MB+)  files  directly
       into  the  executable and then access the data in constant time without
       making the compiler or linker eat loads of memory.


       Here’s what the arguments do:

       -o filename
                 Store resulting ELF object in filename. If not given, no  ELF
                 object will be generated.

       -h filename
                 Store  C header file which can be used to access the resource
                 data in filename. If  not  given,  no  header  file  will  be

       -v        Be a little verbose about what’s going on.

       In  any  case,  the  most important argument is resfile - the path to a
       resource file which can be parsed by elfrc.  If  no  resource  file  is
       given, or if "-" (a dash) is given, the resources will be read from the
       standard input.

       A resource file is just a plain  text  file,  each  line  in  the  file
       describing  a resource to be compiled into the ELF output. Each line is
       expected to three fields, separated by tab characters: the type of  the
       resource  (can  be  either  ’binary’  or ’text’), the symbol name (this
       should be a valid C identifier) and the path to the file to be compiled


       This  manual page was written by Kumar Appaiah for
       the Debian system (but may be used by others).  Permission  is  granted
       to  copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the
       GNU General Public License, Version 2 any later  version  published  by
       the Free Software Foundation.

       On  Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License
       can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL.