What platform can run m68k COFF binaries?

Tomasz Rola rtomek at ceti.pl
Fri Sep 28 19:33:18 CDT 2018

On Wed, Sep 05, 2018 at 03:39:20PM -0400, Ethan Dicks via cctalk wrote:
> Hi, All,
> I have a backup of some old code that I thought came from a Sun3
> machine, and indeed, there _are_ binaries on there, in a directory
> 'sun' that _do_ run on a Sun3, verified under emulation with "tme".
> The part that puzzles me is the collection of object files and
> binaries in the directory above that.  'file' tells me that they are
> "m68k COFF" files.  From what I've read so far, COFF binaries are from
> I have a lot of experience with UNIX but my thinnest amount is in the
> m68k arena (mostly some dabbling on Sun3 workstations and a
> Perkin-Elmer 7350).  Thanks for any pointers or tips.
> -ethan

A bit late to the party, but perhaps you could get something from

  $ strings /bin/tar | less


(... and so on, but some of this crap might be useful for your

I guess strings is rather easy to write in C, if you do not have
it. Or maybe even could be concocted using a bunch of shell and

Tomasz Rola

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