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NAME

       yasm_objfmts - Yasm Supported Object Formats

SYNOPSIS

       yasm -f objfmt ...

DESCRIPTION

       The standard Yasm distribution includes a number of modules for
       different object formats (Yasm's primary output).

       The object format is selected on the yasm(1) command line by use of the
       -f objfmt command line option.

BIN

       The "bin" object format produces a flat-format, non-relocatable binary
       file. It is appropriate for producing DOS .COM executables or things
       like boot blocks. It supports only 3 sections and those sections are
       written in a predefined order to the output file.

COFF

       The COFF object format is an older relocatable object format used on
       older Unix and compatible systems, and also (more recently) on the
       DJGPP development system for DOS.

DBG

       The "dbg" object format is not a "real" object format; the output file
       it creates simply describes the sequence of calls made to it by Yasm
       and the final object and symbol table information in a human-readable
       text format (that in a normal object format would get processed into
       that object format's particular binary representation). This object
       format is not intended for real use, but rather for debugging Yasm's
       internals.

ELF

       The ELF object format really comes in two flavors: "elf32" (for 32-bit
       targets) and "elf64" (for 64-bit targets). ELF is a standard object
       format in common use on modern Unix and compatible systems (e.g. Linux,
       FreeBSD). ELF has complex support for relocatable and shared objects.

MACHO

       The Mach-O object format really comes in two flavors: "macho32" (for
       32-bit targets) and "macho64" (for 64-bit targets). Mach-O is used as
       the object format on MacOS X. As Yasm currently only supports x86 and
       AMD64 instruction sets, it can only generate Mach-O objects for
       Intel-based Macs.

RDF

       The RDOFF2 object format is a simple multi-section format originally
       designed for NASM. It supports segment references but not WRT
       references. It was designed primarily for simplicity and has
       minimalistic headers for ease of loading and linking. A complete
       toolchain (linker, librarian, and loader) is distributed with NASM.

WIN32

       The Win32 object format produces object files compatible with Microsoft
       compilers (such as Visual C++) that target the 32-bit x86 Windows
       platform. The object format itself is an extended version of COFF.

WIN64

       The Win64 object format produces object files compatible with Microsoft
       compilers that target the 64-bit "x64" Windows platform. This format is
       very similar to the win32 object format, but produces 64-bit objects.

XDF

       The XDF object format is essentially a simplified version of COFF. It's
       a multi-section relocatable format that supports 64-bit physical and
       virtual addresses.

SEE ALSO

       yasm(1), yasm_arch(7)

AUTHOR

       Peter Johnson <peter@tortall.net>
          Author.

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright (C) 2006 Peter Johnson