[CentOS] How to change an executable into a directory

MHR mhullrich at gmail.com
Tue Dec 30 18:41:12 UTC 2008


On Tue, Dec 30, 2008 at 10:36 AM, MHR <mhullrich at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Yes, quite.
>
> I save a fair number of web pages (receipts, bill payments, etc.) for
> what should be obvious reasons.
>
> Usually, these come down as an html file and a directory (of "sub-html" files).
>
> I have two files that correspond to two html files in the right file
> name format that seem as though they should be the _files directories,
> but they are ELF files:
>
> [mrichter at swordfish mhrdocs]$ file *_files
> chv81128_files: ELF 32-bit LSB shared object, Intel 80386, version 1
> (SYSV), stripped
> chX81125_files: ELF 32-bit LSB shared object, Intel 80386, version 1
> (SYSV), stripped
> [mrichter at swordfish mhrdocs]$ ll *_files
> -r--r--r-- 1 mrichter RnD 596460 May 29  2008 chv81128_files
> -r--r--r-- 1 mrichter RnD  43756 May 29  2008 chX81125_files
>
> These correspond to two html files which do not display correctly
> (because the files that are supposed to be in those directories are
> not because the directories appear to be executables.  I don't really
> think I want to try running them....
>
> So, is there a way to change a file into a directory?  Or am I crazy?
>
> Thanks.
>
> mhr
>

PS: I put them on another machine and ran them as binaries - both
terminated with segmentation faults, and gdb shows no backtrace:

#0  0x00000001 in ?? ()

So, . . . ???  :-)

mhr


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