Re: appending data to an executable binary

mac@ac.valley.net (M Alex Colvin)
15 Apr 2000 10:30:45 -0400

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From: mac@ac.valley.net (M Alex Colvin)
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 15 Apr 2000 10:30:45 -0400
Organization: Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, USA
References: 00-04-082 00-04-103
Keywords: linker, comment

> Is it possible in general to append data to the end of an existing
> executable binary or will doing that corrupt the binary?


obviously, not if someone else has also discovered this trick.


--
mac the naf
[Good point. Some formats, notably ELF, have provision for user-defined
sections so you can embed any old junk you want in the executable itself.
Since this sort of hack is format-specific anyway, I'd suggest doing that
to avoid being bitten by someone else's appended data. -John]


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