[fpc-pascal] Create appending data to existing exe file?

Jonas Maebe jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be
Sun Dec 14 16:29:36 CET 2008

On 14 Dec 2008, at 02:54, Lee Jenkins wrote:

> Tomas Hajny wrote:
>> On 13 Dec 08, at 10:40, Lee Jenkins wrote:
>>> Is it possible to append data to an existing executable file and  
>>> have that file run correctly?  I'm adding scripting features to  
>>> one of our products and I wanted it so that our software can  
>>> create a standalone executable for the end user.
>> First of all, this may be different for different platforms, so  
>> it's probably rather important to know the platform you're talking  
>> about. Executable files for some platforms have explicit support  
>> for addition of some data directly into the executable file in the  
>> form of the so-called resources and the tool necessary for adding  
>> the data (resource compiler) may be directly shipped together with  
>> the particular platform, in other cases appending the data outside  
>> the real executable image may be more tricky (but it can be  
>> probably done for all platforms in this or that way).
> Windows 2K/XP/Vista, Linux GTK2 and possible MacOS when/if cocoa is  
> finished.

At least on Mac OS X, you should not modify the executable but simply  
include the script as a separate file in the application bundle.


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