[fpc-pascal] Re: creating a standalone executable (eg: application installation file)

Milan Marusinec milan at marusinec.sk
Tue Jan 12 14:17:21 CET 2010

Andreas Schneider wrote:
> Hi,
> that works the same as in Windows and can probably be done with every 
> executable format. Simply append the data to the end of the file and store the 
> offset or length of that data at the end. All you have to do then is to let 
> the program open "itself" (ParamStr(0)), seek to the end - SizeOf(Integer), 
> read that integer to know the offset of the data, seek to that position, and 
> read all you need from there. So essentially your file looks like:
> <original executable><install data><data offset>


Will this method work when the exe is digitally
signed afterwards (or before) ?

(tough, for linux it doesn't matter)


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