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Name Executable and Linkable Format
Version 64bit Little Endian
Other names  
Identifiers PUID:  fmt/690
Description The Executable and Linkable Format (ELF) was developed by Unix System Laboratories and is the standard binary format for executables, object code, shared libraries and core dumps in Unix and Unix-like systems running x86 architecture. Generally within Unix and Unix-like systems, ELF files generally do not have a format extension, however some ELF files may be found with a .elf or .o extension.
Byte order  
Related file formats None.
Technical Environment  
Supported until  
Format Risk  
Developed by None.
Supported by None.
Source Digital Preservation Department / The National Archives
Source date 11 Feb 2015
Source description  
Last updated 11 Feb 2015
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