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25.\" $FreeBSD$
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27.Dd December 23, 2008
28.Dt ELF2AOUT 1
29.Os
30.Sh NAME
31.Nm elf2aout
32.Nd "Convert ELF binary to a.out format"
33.Sh SYNOPSIS
34.Nm
35.Op Fl o Ar outfile
36.Ar infile
37.Sh DESCRIPTION
38The
39.Nm
40utility is used to convert an ELF formatted binary,
41namely a kernel, to an a.out formatted one.
42Most
43.Tn OpenBoot
44firmware require an a.out format or FCode boot image
45and this utility is designed to accommodate.
46If
47.Ar infile
48is not in ELF format, an error message will be presented.
49.Sh SEE ALSO
50.Xr elf 3 ,
51.Xr a.out 5
52.Sh HISTORY
53The
54.Nm
55utility first appeared in
56.Fx 4.6 .
57.Sh AUTHORS
58.An -nosplit
59The
60.Nm
61utility was written by
62.An Jake Burkholder Aq jake@FreeBSD.org .
63This manual page was written by
64.An Tom Rhodes Aq trhodes@FreeBSD.org .