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Re: 'what' and 'mcs' in binutils?
- From: Ian Lance Taylor <ian at wasabisystems dot com>
- To: "Nisbach T., DP ITS, SCC, D" <Thomas dot Nisbach at dp-itsolutions dot de>
- Cc: <binutils at sources dot redhat dot com>
- Date: 15 Jan 2004 08:47:31 -0500
- Subject: Re: 'what' and 'mcs' in binutils?
- References: <163BD686746208449194616BD281039206B981@exch-d-001.dp-itsolutions.de>
"Nisbach T., DP ITS, SCC, D" <Thomas.Nisbach@dp-itsolutions.de> writes:
> 'what' searches an object/binary file for the SCCS
> versioning tag '@(#)' and displays the string following.
> 'mcs' (manipulate comment section) can add/delete/...
> arbitrary string to/from the '.comment' section of ELF.
> This is useful to add any kind of release
> information to an existing binary. 'what' lets you
> display this information.
> My question:
> Is it intended to implement these commands?
I don't think there is any such intention at this time. As you noted,
it's easy enough to emulate them. That said, if somebody pushed to
contribute them, people would probably accept them.
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