Re: COFF to ELF translator

Troy DeJongh <>
20 Jul 1996 21:31:59 -0400

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From: Troy DeJongh <>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 20 Jul 1996 21:31:59 -0400
Organization: Compilers Central
References: 96-07-112
Keywords: linker, tools

Lucile Cognard writes:
: Does it exist a translator from COFF format to ELF format?
: I browsed the Web without success and it seems to me
: that it must exist somewhere.

Look at binutils from the GNU distribution. There is a program called
'objcopy' that will allow you to do this. I've taken COFF executables from
SCO UNIX and put them on my Solaris 2.5 X86 box and done a:

objcopy -I coff-i386 -O elf32-i386 sco_coff_file new_elf_file

The resulting file, 'new_elf_file', will actually be an ELF file now
that will execute on Solaris x86. Of course, ALL executables may not
work; your mileage may vary.

Troy de Jongh

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