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nlist(3)                 BSD Library Functions Manual                 nlist(3)


NAME

     nlist -- retrieve symbol table name list from an executable file


SYNOPSIS

     #include <mach-o/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 <mach-o/nlist.h>) The argument nl is set to ref-
     erence 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

     Mach-O(5)


HISTORY

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

Darwin                          April 19, 1994                          Darwin

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