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NLIST(3)	       FreeBSD Library Functions Manual		      NLIST(3)

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

LIBRARY
     Standard C	Library	(libc, -lc)

SYNOPSIS
     #include <nlist.h>

     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 a.out(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, the	returned value
     is	-1.

SEE ALSO
     a.out(5)

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

FreeBSD	10.1			April 19, 1994			  FreeBSD 10.1

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