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.ELF File Extension

ELF file extension, an acronym for Executable and Linkable Format, is a common standard file extension used for executable, object code, core dumps and shared libraries. It was being chosen as the standard binary file format for Unix and Unix-based systems. Over the time, ELF format had replaced older versions of executable formats in different environments. It is flexible in design and is not bounded to a particular architecture or processor. Hence, this factor has allowed this file to be adopted by different OS on various platforms.

It comes under the category of Program Executable Files.

  • Unix and Linux systems as well as gaming consoles like as Sony PlayStation & Dreamcast
  • It was introduced by UNIX System Laboratories
  • Readelf: Error: Not an ELF file – it has wrong magic bytes at the start
    Readelf: Error: test/select: failed to read file error
  • Error: 0105E
    Base and/or size too big for this format, max = 0x.
  • Error: Q0106E
    Out of Memory.
  • Error: Q0107E
    Failed writing output file.
  • Error: Q0108E
    Could not create output file ‘<filename>’: <reason>
  • Error: Q0119E
    No output file specified.
  • Error: Q0120E
    No input file specified.