STRIP(1) General Commands Manual STRIP(1)NAME
strip - remove symbols and relocation bits
strip name ...
Strip removes the symbol table and relocation bits ordinarily attached to the output of the assembler and loader. This is useful to save
space after a program has been debugged.
The effect of strip is the same as use of the -s option of ld.
/tmp/stm? temporary file
SEE ALSO ld(1)7th Edition April 29, 1985 STRIP(1)
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strip(1) General Commands Manual strip(1)NAME
strip - strip symbol and line number information from an object file
removes the symbol table and line number information from object files, including archives. Thereafter, no symbolic debugging access is
available for that file; thus, this command is normally run only on production modules that have been debugged and tested. The effect is
nearly identical to using the option of ld.
The amount of information stripped from the symbol table can be controlled by using any of the following options:
Strip line number information only;
do not strip any symbol table information.
Do not strip static or external symbol information.
Note that the and options are synonymous because the symbol table contains only static and external symbols. Either option
strips only symbolic debugging information and unloadable data.
Reset the relocation indexes into the symbol table (SOM only). Obsolete for
ELF files. This option allows to be run on relocatable files, in which case the effect is also to strip only symbolic
debugging information and unloadable data.
Print the version of the strip command on the standard error output.
Print the usage menu.
If there are any relocation entries in the object file and any symbol table information is to be stripped, complains and terminates without
stripping filename unless the option is used.
If is executed on an archive file (see ar(4)), the archive symbol table is removed. The archive symbol table must be restored by executing
with its operator (see ar(1)) before the archive can be used by the command (se ld(1)). instructs the user with appropriate warning mes-
sages when this situation arises.
The purpose of this command is to reduce file storage overhead consumed by the object file.
The following internationalization variables affect the execution of
Determines the locale category for native language, local customs and
coded character set in the absence of and other environment variables. If is not specified or is set to the empty string, a default
of (see lang(5)) is used instead of
Determines the values for all locale categories and has precedence over
and other environment variables.
Determines the locale that should be used to affect the format
and contents of diagnostic messages written to standard error.
Determines the locale category for numeric formatting.
Determines the locale category for character handling functions.
Determines the location of message catalogues for the processing
If any internationalization variable contains an invalid setting, behaves as if all internationalization variables are set to See envi-
In addition, the following environment variable affects
Specifies a directory
for temporary files (see tmpnam(3S)).
International Code Set Support
Single- and multi-byte character code sets are supported.
name cannot be read.
name is not an appropriate object file.
name contains relocation entries and the option was not specified. Symbol table information cannot be stripped.
Strip symbol table and debug information from the shared library in the current directory to reduce its size. Symbol information required
to use the library is preserved:
ar(1) create archived libraries
as(1) translate assembly code to machine code
cc(1) invoke the HP-UX C compiler
ld(1) invoke the link editor
a.out(4) assembler, compiler, and linker output
ar(4) archive format
STANDARDS CONFORMANCE strip(1)