Sequential archive member access
Elf_Cmd elf_next(Elf * elf);
elf_next, elf_rand, and elf_begin manipulate simple object files and archives.
elf_next provides sequential access to the next archive member. That is, having an ELF descriptor, elf, associated with an archive member, elf_next prepares the containing archive to access the following member when the program calls elf_begin.
|elf||an ELF descriptor previously returned from elf_begin.|
After successfully positioning an archive for the next member, elf_next returns the value ELF_C_READ. Otherwise, the open file was not an archive, elf was null, or an error occurred, and the return value is ELF_C_NULL. In either case, the return value can be passed as an argument to elf_begin, specifying the appropriate action.
The ar file format.
The elf_begin (elf_begin Subroutine) subroutine, elf_getarsym (elf_getarsym Subroutine) subroutine, elf_rand (elf_rand Subroutine) subroutine.
Introduction to ELF Subroutines.