[ILUG] Severe weirdness
Niall O Broin
niall at magicgoeshere.com
Thu Sep 21 21:34:22 IST 2000
Anyone care to guess at what's happening here ?
niall at magic:/home/niall > ls -l /usr/local/bin/agrep
-rwxr-xr-x 1 niall users 134642 Sep 20 12:22 /usr/local/bin/agrep
niall at magic:/home/niall > file /usr/local/bin/agrep
/usr/local/bin/agrep: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386, version 1,
dynamically linked (uses shared libs), not stripped
niall at magic:/home/niall > ldd /usr/local/bin/agrep
/usr/bin/ldd: /usr/local/bin/agrep: No such file or directory
niall at magic:/home/niall > less /usr/local/bin/agrep
"/usr/local/bin/agrep" may be a binary file. See it anyway?
# I viewed the file with less - just a load of binary garbage, of course.
So, what gives ? Obviously agrep was corrupted in some way, but how does it
produce the weird result ? Before you ask, I didn't keep the bad file, and
agrep is a grep-like utility (surprise, surprise !)
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