strip

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
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SEE ALSO
COPYING

NAME

strip − Discard symbols from object files.

SYNOPSIS

strip

[−F bfdname | −−target=bfdname] [−I bfdname | −−input−target=bfdname] [−O bfdname | −−output−target=bfdname] [−R sectionname | −−remove−section=sectionname] [−s | −−strip−all] [−S | −g | −−strip−debug] [−−strip−unneeded] [−x | −−discard−all] [−X | −−discard−locals] [−K symbolname | −−keep−symbol=symbolname] [−N symbolname | −−strip−symbol=symbolname] [−o fileR] [−p | −−preserve−dates] [−v | −−verbose] [−V | −−version] [−V | −−help] objfile...

DESCRIPTION

GNU strip discards all symbols from the object files objfile. The list of object files may include archives. At least one object file must be given.

strip modifies the files named in its argument, rather than writing modified copies under different names.

OPTIONS

−F bfdname

−−target=bfdname

Treat the original objfile as a file with the object code format bfdname, and rewrite it in the same format.

−−help

Show a summary of the options to strip and exit.

−I bfdname

−−input−target=bfdname

Treat the original objfile as a file with the object code format bfdname.

−O bfdname

−−output−target=bfdname

Replace objfile with a file in the output format bfdname.

−R sectionname

−−remove−section=sectionname

Remove the named section from the file. This option may be given more than once. Note that using this option inappropriately may make the object file unusable.

−s

−−strip−all

Remove all symbols.

−S

−g

−−strip−debug

Remove debugging symbols only.

−−strip−unneeded

Strip all symbols that are not needed for relocation processing.

−N symbolname

−−strip−symbol=symbolname

Remove symbol symbolname from the source file. This option may be given more than once, and may be combined with other strip options.

−o file

Put the stripped output in file, rather than replacing the existing file. When this argument is used, only one objfile argument may be specified.

−p

−−preserve-dates

Preserve the access and modification dates of the file.

−x

−−discard−all

Remove non-global symbols.

−X

−−discard−locals

Remove compiler-generated local symbols. (These usually start with ‘‘L’’ or ‘‘.’’.)

−K symbolname, −−keep−symbol=symbolname

Copy only symbol symbolname from the source file. This option may be given more than once.

−N symbolname, −−strip−symbol=symbolname

Do not copy symbol symbolname from the source file. This option may be given more than once, and may be combined with strip options other than −K.

−v

−−verbose

Verbose output: list all object files modified. In the case of archives, strip −v lists all members of the archive.

−V

−−version

Show the version number for strip and exit.

SEE ALSO

binutils’ entry in info; The GNU Binary Utilities, Roland H. Pesch (October 1991).

COPYING

Copyright (c) 1991 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

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