[gmx-users] Opening .o files

Erik Marklund erikm at xray.bmc.uu.se
Sat Jan 9 09:49:32 CET 2010

David van der Spoel skrev:
> Lum Nforbi wrote:
>> Dear all,
>>    I am having problems opening the g_energy.o file in the 
>> gromacs-4.0.5 folder. Can someone tell me how to open this file? What 
>> is the general way of opening .o files?
>> Thank you,
>> Lum
> this is an intermediate file from the compiler. You do not need to 
> open it at any time.
That's not entirely true. I've inspected .o-files at times to find the 
reason for certain linker problems. 'objdump', 'readelf' and 'nm' are 
examples of linux tools that can extract information form .o-files. 
Nevertheless, inspecting such files is only useful in very special 
situations. What is it that you intend to do exactly?

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