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Linux in a Nutshell

This directory of Linux commands is from Linux in a Nutshell, 5th Edition.

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strip

strip [options] files

Remove symbols from object files, thereby reducing file sizes and freeing disk space.

Options

-Fbfdname, --target=bfdname

Specify object format for both input and output by binary file descriptor name bfdname. Use option -h to see a list of supported formats.

-I bfdname, --input-target=bfdname

Expect object format bfdname for input.

--help

Print help message, then exit.

-K symbol, --keep-symbol=symbol

Delete all symbols except the specified symbol. This option may be used more than once.

-N symbol, --strip-symbol=symbol

Remove symbol from the source file.

-O bfdname, --output-target=bfdname

Use object format bfdname for output.

-o file

Write stripped object to file instead of replacing the original. Only one object file at a time may be stripped when using this option.

-p, --preserve-dates

Preserve access and modification times.

-R section, --remove-section=section

Delete section.

-S, -g, -d, --strip-debug

Strip debugging symbols.

-s, --strip-all

Strip all symbols.

--strip-unneeded

Remove symbols not needed for relocation processing.

-V, --version

Print version and exit.

-v, --verbose

Verbose mode.

-X, --discard-locals

Strip local symbols that were generated by the compiler.

-x, --discard-all

Strip nonglobal symbols.


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