header image
[ # ] About Shared Libraries
July 9th, 2010 under Linux

I always keep forgetting these things. So here are some facts about the shared libraries.

  • use the command to see the dependencies of an executable.
  • LD_LIBRARY_PATH hold the paths to the directories of the shared libraries. For testing you might change this for an application execution like this: LD_LIBRARY_PATH=<path to shared library>:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH <executable>

Most information about library handling is covered here.