My new hobby: calling readelf on random things and seeing what I learn

Today I remembered how to send HTTP requests with telnet to check if I could pull Prometheus metrics from localhost, then dumped the Prom binary from its container and ran readelf on it

And this is how I learned of the EXEC ELF type and also that Go binaries have like 58k symbols

@ehashman finding the equivalent of dumpelf on a system is how you find the interesting bits when doing an initial poking around

source: copious amounts of "dump -Tv" helped me learn aix systems programming (spoilers: cursed sysv)

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