ostrip - Reduce the size of object files
ostrip [options] file...
The following options are supported by the ostrip command: Removes the .comment section. Removes unreferenced symbols and types. Joins the text and data file and the symbol table file. Removes unreferenced symbols and types. Decompresses the output. Removes symbol table. Creates two files: one stripped, one with symbol table. Removes local symbol table. Compresses the output.
The following descriptions define the options in greater detail:
section of a linked
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
with this option are subsequently linked,
should be run on the linked image.
Joins together two files that were previously split by the
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
Decompresses the output of
option is provided for cases in which the input file is compressed in
Removes the symbol table. (Performs the same operations as
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.
Produces a reduced symbol table by removing local symbols
and auxiliary records. (Performs the same operations as the
Compresses the output of
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
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
strip(1), ld(1), objZ(1)