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NAME

     nlist — retrieve symbol table name list from an executable file

LIBRARY

     Utility functions from BSD systems (libbsd, -lbsd)

SYNOPSIS

     #include <bsd/nlist.h>

     int
     nlist(const char *filename, struct nlist *nl);

DESCRIPTION

     The nlist() function retrieves name list entries from the symbol table of an executable file
     (see a.out(5)).  The argument nl is set to reference the beginning of the list.  The list is
     preened of binary and invalid data; if an entry in the name list is valid, the n_type and
     n_value for the entry are copied into the list referenced by nl.  No other data is copied.
     The last entry in the list is always NULL.

RETURN VALUES

     The number of invalid entries is returned if successful; otherwise, if the file filename
     does not exist or is not executable, the returned value is -1.

SEE ALSO

     a.out(5)

HISTORY

     A nlist() function appeared in Version 6 AT&T UNIX.