Mail Archives: djgpp/1999/12/10/17:16:49

From: "Damian Yerrick" <NOSP AT>
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Subject: Re: Stubs - definition
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Date: Fri, 10 Dec 1999 18:45:50 GMT
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"sl" <junk AT bbs DOT darktech DOT org> wrote:
> I was wondering if anyone could explain to me what a file stub is ..
> I've been seeing this word used in the context of DJGPP and other problems
> quite frequently..

DOS can only load its "MZ" format executables; DJGPP
stores its executables as an MZ EXE (the "stub") containing
a loader, followed by a COFF image containing the program

Damian Yerrick
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