- Red Hat Enterprise Linux
- What is
- How to enable/disable
binfmt_miscis a kernel feature which allows invoking almost every program by simply typing its name in the shell. It recognises the binary-type by matching some bytes at the beginning of the file with a magic byte sequence (masking out specified bits) you have supplied.
binfmt_misccan also recognize a filename extension aka
How to enable/disable it ?
- Firstly need to make sure it is mounted:
# grep binfmt /proc/mounts binfmt_misc /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc binfmt_misc rw,relatime 0 0
- If it is not then mount it with below command:
# mount binfmt_misc -t binfmt_misc /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc
- To enable it run below command:
# echo 1 > /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc/status
- To disable it run below command:
# echo 0 > /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc/status
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