New Executable (NE) is an file format used by some versions of OS/2, MS-DOS and most commonly by 16-bit Microsoft Windows; it is used for executables, dynamically-linked libraries, drivers and as a container for resources. The NE format is an extension of MZ; it was succeeded by Portable Executable on Windows and Linear Executable on OS/2.
An NE file begins with the ASCII signature "
MZ". At offset 60 is a 4-byte integer pointing to an "extended" header that begins with "
NE". For more information, see MS-DOS EXE.
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