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READELF(1)			      GNU Development Tools			       READELF(1)

NAME
       readelf - Displays information about ELF files.

SYNOPSIS
       readelf [-a|--all]
	       [-h|--file-header]
	       [-l|--program-headers|--segments]
	       [-S|--section-headers|--sections]
	       [-e|--headers]
	       [-s|--syms|--symbols]
	       [-n|--notes]
	       [-r|--relocs]
	       [-u|--unwind]
	       [-d|--dynamic]
	       [-V|--version-info]
	       [-A|--arch-specific]
	       [-D|--use-dynamic]
	       [-x <number>|--hex-dump=<number>]
	       [-w[liaprmfFso]|
		--debug-dump[=line,=info,=abbrev,=pub-
       names,=ranges,=macro,=frames,=frames-interp,=str,=loc]]
	       [-I|-histogram]
	       [-v|--version]
	       [-W|--wide]
	       [-H|--help]
	       elffile...

DESCRIPTION
       readelf displays information about one or more ELF format object files.	The options  con-
       trol what particular information to display.

       elffile...  are	the  object  files  to be examined.  32-bit and 64-bit ELF files are sup-
       ported, as are archives containing ELF files.

       This program performs a similar function to objdump but it goes into more  detail  and  it
       exists independently of the BFD library, so if there is a bug in BFD then readelf will not
       be affected.

OPTIONS
       The long and short forms of options, shown here as alternatives, are equivalent.  At least
       one option besides -v or -H must be given.

       -a
       --all
	   Equivalent  to  specifiying	--file-header,	--program-headers, --sections, --symbols,
	   --relocs, --dynamic, --notes and --version-info.

       -h
       --file-header
	   Displays the information contained in the ELF header at the start of the file.

       -l
       --program-headers
       --segments
	   Displays the information contained in the file's segment headers, if it has any.

       -S
       --sections
       --section-headers
	   Displays the information contained in the file's section headers, if it has any.

       -s
       --symbols
       --syms
	   Displays the entries in symbol table section of the file, if it has one.

       -e
       --headers
	   Display all the headers in the file.  Equivalent to -h -l -S.

       -n
       --notes
	   Displays the contents of the NOTE segment, if it exists.

       -r
       --relocs
	   Displays the contents of the file's relocation section, if it has one.

       -u
       --unwind
	   Displays the contents of the file's unwind section, if it has one.	Only  the  unwind
	   sections for IA64 ELF files are currently supported.

       -u
       --unwind
	   Displays  the  contents  of the file's unwind section, if it has one.  Only the unwind
	   sections for IA64 ELF files are currently supported.

       -d
       --dynamic
	   Displays the contents of the file's dynamic section, if it has one.

       -V
       --version-info
	   Displays the contents of the version sections in the file, it they exist.

       -A
       --arch-specific
	   Displays architecture-specific information in the file, if there is any.

       -D
       --use-dynamic
	   When displaying symbols, this option makes readelf use the symbol table in the  file's
	   dynamic section, rather than the one in the symbols section.

       -x <number>
       --hex-dump=<number>
	   Displays the contents of the indicated section as a hexadecimal dump.

       -w[liaprmfFso]
       --debug-dump[=line,=info,=abbrev,=pub-
       names,=ranges,=macro,=frames,=frames-interp,=str,=loc]
	   Displays the contents of the debug sections in the file, if any are present.   If  one
	   of the optional letters or words follows the switch then only data found in those spe-
	   cific sections will be dumped.

       -I
       --histogram
	   Display a histogram of bucket list lengths when displaying the contents of the  symbol
	   tables.

       -v
       --version
	   Display the version number of readelf.

       -W
       --wide
	   Don't  break  output  lines	to fit into 80 columns. By default readelf breaks section
	   header and segment listing lines for 64-bit ELF files, so that they fit into  80  col-
	   umns. This option causes readelf to print each section header resp. each segment one a
	   single line, which is far more readable on terminals wider than 80 columns.

       -H
       --help
	   Display the command line options understood by readelf.

SEE ALSO
       objdump(1), and the Info entries for binutils.

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (c) 1991, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003  Free  Software
       Foundation, Inc.

       Permission  is  granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of
       the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.1 or any later version published by the Free
       Software  Foundation;  with  no Invariant Sections, with no Front-Cover Texts, and with no
       Back-Cover Texts.  A copy of the license is included in the section  entitled  ``GNU  Free
       Documentation License''.

ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

       +--------------------+-----------------+
       |  ATTRIBUTE TYPE    | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
       +--------------------+-----------------+
       |Availability	    | SUNWbinutils    |
       +--------------------+-----------------+
       |Interface Stability | External	      |
       +--------------------+-----------------+
NOTES
       Source for GNU binutils is available on http://opensolaris.org.

binutils-2.14.91			    2004-04-09				       READELF(1)
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