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ELFCOPY(1)						    BSD General Commands Manual 						ELFCOPY(1)

NAME
elfcopy -- copy and translate object files
SYNOPSIS
elfcopy [-I objformat | -s objformat | --input-target=objformat] [-K symbolname | --keep-symbol=symbolname] [-L symbolname | --localize-symbol=symbolname] [-N symbolname | --strip-symbol=symbolname] [-O objformat | --output-target=objformat] [-R sectionname | --remove-section=sectionname] [-S | --strip-all] [-V | --version] [-W symbolname | --weaken-symbol=symbolname] [-X | --discard-locals] [-d | -g | --strip-debug] [-h | --help] [-j sectionname | --only-section=sectionname] [-p | --preserve-dates] [-w | --wildcard] [-x | --discard-all] [--add-section sectionname=filename] [--adjust-section-vma section{+|-|=}val | --change-section-address section{+|-|=}val] [--adjust-start=increment | --change-start=increment] [--adjust-vma=increment | --change-addresses=increment] [--adjust-warnings | --change-warnings] [--change-section-lma section{+|-|=}val] [--change-section-vma section{+|-|=}val] [--gap-fill=val] [--no-adjust-warnings | --no-change-warnings] [--only-keep-debug] [--pad-to=address] [--prefix-alloc-sections=string] [--prefix-sections=string] [--prefix-symbols=string] [--rename-section oldname=newname[,flags]] [--set-section-flags sectionname=flags] [--set-start=address] [--srec-forceS3] [--srec-len=val] [--strip-unneeded] infile [outfile]
DESCRIPTION
The elfcopy utility copies the content of the ELF object named by argument infile to that named by argument outfile, transforming it accord- ing to the command line options specified. If argument outfile is not specified, elfcopy will create a temporary file and will subsequently rename it as infile. The elfcopy utility supports the following options: -I objformat | -s objformat | --input-target=objformat Specify that the input file named by the argument infile is in the object format specified by the argument objformat. -K symbolname | --keep-symbol=symbolname Copy the symbol named by argument symbolname to the output. -L symbolname | --localize-symbol=symbolname Make the symbol named by argument symbolname local to the output file. -N symbol | --strip-symbol=symbolname Do not copy the symbol named by argument symbolname to the output. -O objformat | --output-target=objformat Write the output file using the object format specified in argument objformat. -R sectionname | --remove-section=sectionname Remove any section with name sectionname from the output file. -S | --strip-all Do not copy symbol and relocation information to the target file. -V | --version Print a version identifier and exit. -W symbolname | --weaken-symbol=symbolname Mark the symbol named by argument symbolname as weak in the output. -X | --discard-locals Do not copy compiler generated local symbols to the output. -d | -g | --strip-debug Do not copy debugging information to the target file. -h | --help Display a help message and exit. -j sectionname | --only-section=sectionname Copy only the section named by argument sectionname to the output. -p | --preserve-dates Set the access and modification times of the output file to the same as those of the input. -w | --wildcard Use shell-style patterns to name symbols. The following meta-characters are recognized in patterns: ! If this is the first character of the pattern, invert the sense of the pattern match. * Matches any string of characters in a symbol name. ? Matches zero or one character in a symbol name. [ Mark the start of a character class. \ Remove the special meaning of the next character in the pattern. ] Mark the end of a character class. -x | --discard-all Do not copy non-global symbols to the output. --add-section sectionname=filename Add a new section to the output file with name sectionname. The contents of the section are taken from the file named by argument filename. The size of the section will be the number of bytes in file filename. --adjust-section-vma section{+|-|=}val | --change-section-address section{+|-|=}val Depending on the operator specified, increase, decrease or set both the virtual memory address and the load memory address of the section named by the argument section. The argument val specifies the desired increment, decrement or new value for the address. --adjust-start=increment | --change-start=increment Increase the entry point address of the output ELF object by the value specified in the argument increment. --adjust-vma=increment | --change-addresses=increment Increase the virtual memory address and the load memory address of all sections by the value specified by the argument increment. --adjust-warnings | --change-warnings Issue a warning if the section specified by the options --change-section-address, --change-section-lma or --change-section-vma does not exist in the input object. This is the default. --change-section-lma section{+|-|=}val Change or set the load memory address of the section named by the argument section. Depending on the operator specified, the value in argument val will be used as an increment, a decrement or as the new value of the load memory address. --change-section-vma section{+|-|=}val Change or set the virtual memory address of the section named by the argument section. Depending on the operator specified, the value in argument val will be used as an increment, a decrement or as the new value of the virtual memory address. --gap-fill=val Fill the gaps between sections with the byte value specified by the argument val. --no-adjust-warnings | --no-change-warnings Do not issue a warning if the section specified by the options --change-section-address, --change-section-lma or --change-section-vma is missing in the input object. --only-keep-debug Copy only debugging information to the output file. --pad-to=address Pad the load memory address of the output object to the value specified by the argument address by increasing the size of the section with the highest load memory address. --prefix-alloc-sections=string Prefix the section names of all the allocated sections with string. --prefix-sections=string Prefix the section names of all the sections with string. --prefix-symbols=string Prefix the symbol names of all the symbols with string. --rename-section oldname=newname[,flags] Rename the section named by argument oldname to newname, optionally changing the sections flags to that specified by argument flags. Allowed values for the argument flags are as for option --set-section-flags below. --set-section-flags sectionname=flags Set the flags for the section named by argument sectionname to those specified by argument flags. Argument flags is a comma sepa- rated list of the following flag names: alloc The section occupies space in the output file. code The section contains machine instructions. contents This flag is accepted but is ignored. data The section contains writeable data. debug The section holds debugging information. load The section is loadable. noload The section should not be loaded into memory. readonly The section is not writable. rom The section contains ROM'able contents. share This flag is accepted but is ignored. --set-start=address Set the start address of the output ELF object to the value specified by the argument address. --srec-forceS3 Only generate S-records of type ``S3''. This option is only meaningful when the output target is set to ``srec''. --srec-len=val Set the maximum length of an S-record line to val. This option is only meaningful when the output target is set to ``srec''. --strip-unneeded Do not copy symbols that are not needed for relocation processing.
DIAGNOSTICS
The elfcopy utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.
SEE ALSO
ar(1), ld(1), mcs(1), strip(1), elf(3), ar(5), elf(5)
HISTORY
elfcopy has been implemented by Kai Wang <kaiwang27@users.sourceforge.net>.
BSD
October 03, 2011 BSD