Originally Posted by JackNL
Maybe a stupid question but i'm not very into the ps3 hacking scene, but what is and .ELF file and what does it help us to play back-up?
Im just curious because i'm checking this site every day in the hope for a way of playing back ups.
Welcome! Your question is not stupid.. lot's of people don't know anything about the ELF filetype. and everyone else here is waiting for a way to play backups too!
You'll find everything you want to know about ELF's in this article from wikipedia.com
Here's all the good stuff:
Executable and Linkable Format
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In computing, the Executable and Linking Format (ELF, formerly called Extensible Linking Format) is a common standard file format for executables, object code, shared libraries, and core dumps. First published in the System V Application Binary Interface specification, and later in the Tool Interface Standard, it was quickly accepted among different vendors of Unix systems. In 1999 it was chosen as the standard binary file format for Unix and Unix-like systems by the 86open project.
Today the ELF format has replaced executable formats such as a.out and COFF in the Linux, Solaris, IRIX, FreeBSD, NetBSD, and OpenBSD operating systems (DragonFly BSD was forked from FreeBSD after the switch to ELF). Because other formats are proprietary, platform-specific, or less extensible than ELF, some users hold that ELF outperforms other formats, whereas others may consider it a competitor to the other formats. ELF is also used in the Itanium version of OpenVMS, a non-UNIX-based operating system, as well as replacing the Portable Executable on BeOS Revision 4 and later for x86 based computers (PPC computers stayed with Preferred Executable Format, having never used Portable Executable), which are also not UNIX-based. The PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3 consoles also use ELF as their executable file format.