Noob questions: ELF binaries, a.out, and xmkmf

Ian Molton spyro at
Wed Jul 7 01:13:28 PDT 2004

On Tue, 06 Jul 2004 20:36:02 -0400
Steve <beforewisdom at> wrote:

> What about when compiling a C or C++ program.  The last time I saw one 
> was on my solaris account years ago in one of my programming classes. 
> *.out is what we got when we compiled our programs.

thats a historical leftover in the filename gcc produces.

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