Sample Program Output Format

Joel Sherrill <> joel.sherrill at
Tue Mar 1 16:52:06 UTC 2005

Mike Bertosh wrote:
> Alan,
> I did use m68k-rtems-objcopy when I tried to convert it. It just gave me an unknown 
> file type error. I tried using a bunch of different file types, but none of them would 
> work. I also tried to read the file with readelf and m68k-rtems-objdump but neither 
> would read the file so i figure it's not an elf file. I also used the file command to try and 
> see what type of file it is, but it just said that it was a data file. Thanks for your reply.

Look at it in less or vi and see what it looks like.

If that doesn't help, look at the commands used on the file after it is 

> Mike
> On 1 Mar 2005 at 10:48, Alan Cudmore wrote:
>>Did you try using m68k-rtems-objcopy?
>>The file should be in elf format, and you should be able to convert it to
>>an srecord file.
>>I would use: m68k-rtems-objcopy -Osrec ticker.exe ticker.s3r
>>If that does not work you can always try: m68k-rtems-nm ticker.exe just to
>>see if the ticker.exe is in elf format.
>>On Tue, 1 Mar 2005, Mike Bertosh wrote:
>>>Hi all,
>>>I am trying to run the rtems ticker.exe sample program on a Avnet MCF5282 eval
>>>board to check if the clock tick runs properly. I am trying to convert this file to an S-
>>>record so I can flash it to the board. The problem that I am running into is that I can't
>>>find what output format the ticker.exe file is. I am trying to use objcopy to convert it to
>>>the S-record. Can some one tell me what format this file is or can anyone give any
>>>suggestions on a better way to convert this to an S-record? I would greatly appreciate
>>>any help with this problem. Thanks for your time.
>>>Mike Bertosh
>>>Motion Control Systems Inc.
>>>New River VA

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