You get eu-readelf from:

$ sudo apt-get install elfutils

I was just wondering why you would use one over the other ?

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On Linux, there are two implementations of readelf:

  • readelf from GNU binutils
  • eu-readelf from elfutils

The tools from elfutils were written to be smaller, faster, and more featureful than those in binutils.

You can read more about it here (I, II, III)

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