section .data
	hello:     db 'Hello, World!',10    ; 'Hello, World!' plus a linefeed character
	helloLen:  equ $-hello             ; Length of the 'Hello world!' string

section .text
	global _start

	mov eax,4            ; The system call for write (sys_write)
	mov ebx,1            ; File descriptor 1 - standard output
	mov ecx,hello        ; Put the offset of hello in ecx
	mov edx,helloLen     ; helloLen is a constant, so we don't need to say
	                     ;  mov edx,[helloLen] to get it's actual value
	int 80h              ; Call the kernel
	mov eax,1            ; The system call for exit (sys_exit)
	mov ebx,0            ; Exit with return "code" of 0 (no error)
	int 80h; 

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About Assembly

Assembly language(asm) is a low-level programming language, where the language instructions will be more similar to machine code instructions.

Every assembler may have it's own assembly language designed for a specific computers or an operating system.

Assembly language requires less execution time and memory. It is more helful for direct hardware manipulation, real-time critical applications. It is used in device drivers, low-level embedded systems etc.

Syntax help

Assembly language usually consists of three sections,

  1. Data section

    To initialize variables and constants, buffer size these values doesn't change at runtime.

  2. bss section

    To declare variables

  3. text section

    _start specifies the starting of this section where the actually code is written.


There are various define directives to allocate space for variables for both initialized and uninitialized data.

1. To allocate storage space to Initialized data


variable-name    define-directive    initial-value 
Define DirectiveDescriptionAllocated Space
DBDefine Byte1 byte
DWDefine Word2 bytes
DDDefine Doubleword4 bytes
DQDefine Quadword8 bytes
DTDefine Ten Bytes10 bytes

2. To allocate storage space to un-initialized data

Define DirectiveDescription
RESBReserve a Byte
RESWReserve a Word
RESDReserve a Doubleword
RESQReserve a Quadword
RESTReserve a Ten Bytes


Constants can be defined using

1. equ

  • To define numeric constants
CONSTANT_NAME EQU regular-exp or value

2. %assign

  • To define numeric constants.
%assign constant_name value

3. %define

  • To define numeric or string constants.
%define constant_name value


Loops are used to iterate a set of statements for a specific number of times.

mov ECX,n
;<loop body>
loop L1

where n specifies the no of times loops should iterate.


Procedure is a sub-routine which contains set of statements. Usually procedures are written when multiple calls are required to same set of statements which increases re-usuability and modularity.

   ;procedure body