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strip


NAME
     strip - strip symbol table, debugging and line number infor-
     mation from an object file

SYNOPSIS
     /usr/ccs/bin/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 normally 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
     will remove the archive symbol  table.  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  will  produce  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:

     -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 may 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_MESSAGES, 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  attri-
     butes:

     ____________________________________________________________
    |       ATTRIBUTE TYPE        |       ATTRIBUTE VALUE       |
    |_____________________________|_____________________________|
    | Availability                | SUNWbtool                   |
    |_____________________________|_____________________________|
    | Interface Stability         | Standard                    |
    |_____________________________|_____________________________|


SEE ALSO
     ar(1),  as(1),  ld(1),  elf(3ELF),   tmpnam(3C),   a.out(4),
     ar.h(3HEAD), attributes(5), environ(5), standards(5)

NOTES
     The symbol table section will not be removed if it  is  con-
     tained  within  a  segment  or  if the file is a relocatable
     object.

     The line number and debugging sections will not  be  removed
     if   they  are  contained  within  a  segment  or  if  their
     associated relocation section is contained within a segment.










Man pages from Solaris 10 Update 8. See docs.sun.com and www.oracle.com for further documentation and Solaris information.
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