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OpenSolaris 2009.06 - man page for gnm (opensolaris section 1)

NM(1)				      GNU Development Tools				    NM(1)

       nm - list symbols from object files

       nm [-a|--debug-syms] [-g|--extern-only]
	  [-B] [-C|--demangle[=style]] [-D|--dynamic]
	  [-S|--print-size] [-s|--print-armap]
	  [-n|-v|--numeric-sort] [-p|--no-sort]
	  [-r|--reverse-sort] [--size-sort] [-u|--undefined-only]
	  [-t radix|--radix=radix] [-P|--portability]
	  [--target=bfdname] [-fformat|--format=format]
	  [--defined-only] [-l|--line-numbers] [--no-demangle]
	  [-V|--version] [-X 32_64] [--help]  [objfile...]

       GNU  nm	lists the symbols from object files objfile....  If no object files are listed as
       arguments, nm assumes the file a.out.

       For each symbol, nm shows:

       o   The symbol value, in the radix selected by options  (see  below),  or  hexadecimal  by

       o   The	symbol type.  At least the following types are used; others are, as well, depend-
	   ing on the object file format.  If lowercase, the symbol is local; if  uppercase,  the
	   symbol is global (external).

	   "A" The symbol's value is absolute, and will not be changed by further linking.

	   "B" The symbol is in the uninitialized data section (known as BSS).

	   "C" The  symbol is common.  Common symbols are uninitialized data.  When linking, mul-
	       tiple common symbols may appear with the same name.  If the symbol is defined any-
	       where, the common symbols are treated as undefined references.

	   "D" The symbol is in the initialized data section.

	   "G" The  symbol is in an initialized data section for small objects.  Some object file
	       formats permit more efficient access to small data objects, such as a  global  int
	       variable as opposed to a large global array.

	   "I" The symbol is an indirect reference to another symbol.  This is a GNU extension to
	       the a.out object file format which is rarely used.

	   "N" The symbol is a debugging symbol.

	   "R" The symbol is in a read only data section.

	   "S" The symbol is in an uninitialized data section for small objects.

	   "T" The symbol is in the text (code) section.

	   "U" The symbol is undefined.

	   "V" The symbol is a weak object.  When a weak defined symbol is linked with	a  normal
	       defined	symbol,  the  normal  defined  symbol is used with no error.  When a weak
	       undefined symbol is linked and the symbol is not defined, the value  of	the  weak
	       symbol becomes zero with no error.

	   "W" The symbol is a weak symbol that has not been specifically tagged as a weak object
	       symbol.	When a weak defined symbol is linked with a normal  defined  symbol,  the
	       normal  defined	symbol	is  used  with no error.  When a weak undefined symbol is
	       linked and the symbol is not defined, the value of the weak  symbol  becomes  zero
	       with no error.

	   "-" The symbol is a stabs symbol in an a.out object file.  In this case, the next val-
	       ues printed are the stabs other field, the stabs desc field, and  the  stab  type.
	       Stabs symbols are used to hold debugging information.

	   "?" The symbol type is unknown, or object file format specific.

       o   The symbol name.

       The long and short forms of options, shown here as alternatives, are equivalent.

	   Precede  each symbol by the name of the input file (or archive member) in which it was
	   found, rather than identifying the input file once only, before all of its symbols.

	   Display all symbols, even debugger-only symbols; normally these are not listed.

       -B  The same as --format=bsd (for compatibility with the MIPS nm).

	   Decode (demangle) low-level symbol names into user-level names.  Besides removing  any
	   initial  underscore	prepended  by the system, this makes C++ function names readable.
	   Different compilers have different mangling	styles.  The  optional	demangling  style
	   argument can be used to choose an appropriate demangling style for your compiler.

	   Do not demangle low-level symbol names.  This is the default.

	   Display  the  dynamic symbols rather than the normal symbols.  This is only meaningful
	   for dynamic objects, such as certain types of shared libraries.

       -f format
	   Use the output format format, which can be "bsd", "sysv", or "posix".  The default  is
	   "bsd".   Only  the first character of format is significant; it can be either upper or
	   lower case.

	   Display only external symbols.

	   For each symbol, use debugging information to try to find a filename and line  number.
	   For	a  defined symbol, look for the line number of the address of the symbol.  For an
	   undefined symbol, look for the line number of a relocation entry which refers  to  the
	   symbol.   If  line  number  information  can be found, print it after the other symbol

	   Sort symbols numerically by their  addresses,  rather  than	alphabetically	by  their

	   Do not bother to sort the symbols in any order; print them in the order encountered.

	   Use	the  POSIX.2 standard output format instead of the default format.  Equivalent to
	   -f posix.

	   Print size, not the value, of defined symbols for the "bsd" output format.

	   When listing symbols from archive members, include the index: a mapping (stored in the
	   archive by ar or ranlib) of which modules contain definitions for which names.

	   Reverse  the  order	of  the  sort  (whether numeric or alphabetic); let the last come

	   Sort symbols by size.  The size is computed as the difference between the value of the
	   symbol  and	the  value of the symbol with the next higher value.  If the "bsd" output
	   format is used the size of the symbol is printed, rather than the value, and  -S  must
	   be used in order both size and value to be printed.

       -t radix
	   Use	radix  as  the radix for printing the symbol values.  It must be d for decimal, o
	   for octal, or x for hexadecimal.

	   Specify an object code format other than your system's default format.

	   Display only undefined symbols (those external to each object file).

	   Display only defined symbols for each object file.

	   Show the version number of nm and exit.

       -X  This option is ignored for compatibility with the AIX version of  nm.   It  takes  one
	   parameter  which  must be the string 32_64.	The default mode of AIX nm corresponds to
	   -X 32, which is not supported by GNU nm.

	   Show a summary of the options to nm and exit.

       ar(1), objdump(1), ranlib(1), and the Info entries for binutils.

       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''.

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

       |Availability	    | SUNWbinutils    |
       |Interface Stability | External	      |
       Source for GNU binutils is available on http://opensolaris.org.

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

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