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ELF_GETSHDRNUM(3)	 BSD Library Functions Manual	     ELF_GETSHDRNUM(3)

NAME
     elf_getshdrnum -- return the number of sections in	an ELF file

LIBRARY
     ELF Access	Library	(libelf, -lelf)

SYNOPSIS
     #include <libelf.h>

     int
     elf_getshdrnum(Elf	*elf, size_t *shnum);

DESCRIPTION
     Function elf_getshdrnum() retrieves the number of ELF sections associated
     with descriptor elf and stores it into the	location pointed to by argu-
     ment shnum.

     This routine allows applications to uniformly process both	normal ELF ob-
     jects, and	ELF objects that use extended section numbering.

RETURN VALUES
     Function elf_getshdrnum() returns zero value if successful, or -1 in case
     of	an error.

ERRORS
     Function elf_getshdrnum() can fail	with the following errors:

     [ELF_E_ARGUMENT]  A NULL value was	passed in for argument elf.

     [ELF_E_ARGUMENT]  Argument	elf was	not for	an ELF file.

     [ELF_E_ARGUMENT]  Argument	elf lacks an ELF Executable header.

SEE ALSO
     elf(3), elf32_getehdr(3), elf64_getehdr(3), elf_getident(3),
     elf_getphdrnum(3),	elf_getshdrstrndx(3), gelf(3), gelf_getehdr(3)

BSD				August 4, 2009				   BSD

NAME | LIBRARY | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | RETURN VALUES | ERRORS | SEE ALSO

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