|| FreeBSD Library Functions Manual
retrieve symbol table name list from an executable file
Standard C Library (libc, -lc)
#include < nlist.h>
nlist( const char *filename, struct nlist *nl);
() function retrieves name list entries from the symbol table of an executable file (see
). The argument
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
for the entry are copied into the list referenced by
. No other data is copied. The last entry in the list is always
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.
nlist() function appeared in Version 6 AT&T UNIX.