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Support for extra binary formats

The binfmt_misc kernel module, contained in versions 2.1.43 and later of the Linux kernel, allows system administrators to register interpreters for various binary formats based on a magic number or their file extension, and cause the appropriate interpreter to be invoked whenever a matching file is executed. Think of it as a more flexible version of the #! executable interpreter mechanism.

This package provides an 'update-binfmts' script with which package maintainers can register interpreters to be used with this module without having to worry about writing their own init.d scripts, and which sysadmins can use for a slightly higher-level interface to this module.

Tags: System Administration: Kernel or Modules, Software Development: Interpreter, Implemented in: implemented-in::perl, interface::commandline, Role: Program, Scope: Utility, Application Suite: Debian

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amd64 2.1.8-1 59.7 kB205.0 kB [list of files]
arm64 2.1.8-1 53.3 kB189.0 kB [list of files]
armel 2.1.8-1 53.9 kB191.0 kB [list of files]
armhf 2.1.8-1 52.0 kB179.0 kB [list of files]
i386 2.1.8-1 61.4 kB207.0 kB [list of files]
mips 2.1.8-1 57.0 kB213.0 kB [list of files]
mips64el 2.1.8-1+b1 58.4 kB230.0 kB [list of files]
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ppc64el 2.1.8-1 59.0 kB317.0 kB [list of files]
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