Re: what is encaps ?

David Dyck (
Wed, 4 Dec 1996 10:47:38 -0800

this was an interesting question, and while I
had encaps binary on my machine, I did not have the

encaps -h reports:
usage encaps: [-f format] [-n secname] [-t target] [-s secflags] output-file input-file symbol-name length-name
--format format file format to write.
--section_name name of the section (normally .data)
--target target target name (a.out-linux-i386 elf32-i386)
--sectionflags flags flags to put in section header

It seems that my encaps came from my slackware distribution of

I didn't find any documentation about the program,
so I hope someone else can report why it is still
mentioned in the Makefiles
David Dyck

On Fri, 29 Nov 1996, gengsheng lin wrote:

> Date: Fri, 29 Nov 1996 08:58:13 -0800
> From: gengsheng lin <>
> To: linux-kernel mailing list <>
> Subject: what is encaps ?
> Hi
> I find a "encaps" command in
> /usr/src/linux/arch/i386/boot/compressed/Makefile,
> but I can't find any document about it. I make
> great effort trying to find the document in Internet,
> but I get nothing. Where can i get it ? Or could
> you send me a discription of yours ?
> Thank you very much
> from: