'what' and 'mcs' in binutils?

Ian Lance Taylor ian@wasabisystems.com
Thu Jan 15 13:47:00 GMT 2004

"Nisbach T., DP ITS, SCC, D" <Thomas.Nisbach@dp-itsolutions.de> writes:

> 'what' searches an object/binary file for the SCCS
> versioning tag '@(#)' and displays the string following.
> 'mcs' (manipulate comment section) can add/delete/...
> arbitrary string to/from the '.comment' section of ELF.
> This is useful to add any kind of release
> information to an existing binary. 'what' lets you
> display this information.


> My question:
> =========
> Is it intended to implement these commands?

I don't think there is any such intention at this time.  As you noted,
it's easy enough to emulate them.  That said, if somebody pushed to
contribute them, people would probably accept them.

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