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STRIP(1)							      STRIP(1)

       strip  - strip symbol table, debugging and line number information from
       an object file

       strip [-lVx] file...

       The strip command removes the symbol table SHT_SYMTAB and  its  associ‐
       ated  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:


       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 removes  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  produces appropriate warning messages when this
       situation arises.

       strip is used to reduce the file storage overhead taken by  the	object

       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:

	     Strip  line number information only.Does not strip the symbol ta‐
	     ble or debugging information.

	     Prints, on standard error, the version number of  strip.

	     Does not strip the symbol table. Debugging and line number infor‐
	     mation might be stripped.

       The following operand is supported:

	       A path name referring to an executable file.

       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.

       The following exit values are returned:

	     Successful completion.

	     An error occurred.

		     Temporary files

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

       │Interface Stability │ Standard	      │

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

       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 con‐
       tained 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 sec‐
       tions from an ELF object file. To remove a user	specified  section  by
       name, see mcs(1).

				  Oct 5, 2007			      STRIP(1)

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