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STRIP(1)						      General Commands Manual							  STRIP(1)

NAME
strip - remove symbols and relocation bits SYNOPSIS
strip name ... DESCRIPTION
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. FILES
/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 SYNOPSIS
filename ... DESCRIPTION
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. Options 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. EXTERNAL INFLUENCES
Environment Variables 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 of If any internationalization variable contains an invalid setting, behaves as if all internationalization variables are set to See envi- ron(5). 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. DIAGNOSTICS
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. EXAMPLES
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: FILES
temporary files SEE ALSO
System Tools: 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 Miscellaneous: a.out(4) assembler, compiler, and linker output ar(4) archive format STANDARDS CONFORMANCE
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