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strip(1) [opensolaris man page]

strip(1)							   User Commands							  strip(1)

NAME
strip - strip symbol table, debugging and line number information from an object file SYNOPSIS
strip [-lVx] file... DESCRIPTION
The strip command removes the symbol table SHT_SYMTAB and its associated string table, debugging information, and line number information from ELF object files. That is, besides the symbol table and associated string table, the following sections are removed: .line .debug* .stab* Once this stripping process has been done, limited symbolic debugging access is available for that file. Therefore, this command is nor- mally run only on production modules that have been debugged and tested. If strip is executed on a common archive file (see ar.h(3HEAD)) in addition to processing the members, strip removes the archive symbol ta- ble. The archive symbol table must be restored by executing the ar(1) command with the -s option before the archive can be linked by the ld(1) command. strip produces appropriate warning messages when this situation arises. strip is used to reduce the file storage overhead taken by the object file. OPTIONS
The amount of information stripped from the ELF object file can be controlled by using any of the following options. The following options are supported: -l Strip line number information only.Does not strip the symbol table or debugging information. -V Prints, on standard error, the version number of strip. -x Does not strip the symbol table. Debugging and line number information might be stripped. OPERANDS
The following operand is supported: file A path name referring to an executable file. ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES
See environ(5) for descriptions of the following environment variables that affect the execution of strip: LANG, LC_ALL, LC_CTYPE, LC_MES- SAGES, and NLSPATH. EXIT STATUS
The following exit values are returned: 0 Successful completion. >0 An error occurred. FILES
/tmp/strp* Temporary files ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Availability |SUNWbtool | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Interface Stability |Standard | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ SEE ALSO
ar(1), as(1), ld(1), mcs(1), elf(3ELF), tmpnam(3C), a.out(4), ar.h(3HEAD), attributes(5), environ(5), standards(5) NOTES
The symbol table section is not removed if it is contained within a segment or if the file is a relocatable object. The line number and debugging sections are not removed if they are contained within a segment or if their associated relocation section is contained within a segment. The strip command is used to remove a standard predefined set of sections from an ELF object file. To remove a user specified section by name, see mcs(1). SunOS 5.11 5 Oct 2007 strip(1)

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ostrip(1)						      General Commands Manual							 ostrip(1)

NAME
ostrip - Reduce the size of object files SYNOPSIS
ostrip [options] file... OPTIONS
The following options are supported by the ostrip command: Removes the section of a linked image. Removes unreferenced symbols and unused type information from the symbol tables of a pre-link file. This results in a smaller on-disk executable file. If files modified with this option are subsequently linked, ostrip -m should be run on the linked image. Joins together two files that were previously split by the -t option into a symbol table file (image.stb) and a stripped image file (image). Removes unreferenced symbols and unused type information for the symbol tables of a post-link executable file. This results in a smaller on-disk executable file. The symbol table still contains all information required for debugging. Decompresses the output of ostrip. This option is provided for cases in which the input file is compressed in ALPHAMAGICZ format. Removes the symbol table and any strippable subsections of the section. (Performs the same operations as the strip command.) Splits an image file (image) into a symbol table file (image.stb) and a stripped image file (image). The symbol table file will contain a checksum of the stripped image. Displays the version of the ostrip command. Produces a reduced symbol table by remov- ing local information. Also deletes any locally strippable subsections of the section. (Performs the same operations as the ld -x com- mand.) Compresses the output of ostrip into ALPHAMAGICZ format. DESCRIPTION
The ostrip command reduces the components of any object file based on the options that are specified. It is designed to work with any object file, that is, files, image files, and shared object files. It does not work with (archive) files. RESTRICTIONS
None. EXAMPLES
The following command strips the local symbol table and converts the object file into ALPHAMAGICZ format: ostrip -x -Z obj.o The following command produces the symbol table file osize_mm.stb and the stripped image file osize.mm: ostrip -t osize.mm The following command joins the symbol table file osize_mm.stb to osize.mm: ostrip -j osize.mm SEE ALSO
Commands: strip(1), ld(1), mcs(1), objZ(1) ostrip(1)

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