nlist

NLIST(3bsd)                           LOCAL                          NLIST(3bsd)

NAME
     nlist — retrieve symbol table name list from an executable file

LIBRARY
     Utility functions from BSD systems (libbsd, -lbsd)

SYNOPSIS
     #include <nlist.h>
     (See libbsd(7) for include usage.)

     int
     nlist(const char *filename, struct nlist *nl);

DESCRIPTION
     The nlist() 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 NULL.

RETURN VALUES
     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
     NULL, the returned value is -1.

SEE ALSO
     elf(5)

HISTORY
     A nlist() function appeared in Version 6 AT&T UNIX.

BSD                              April 19, 1994                              BSD