PROLOG | NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | OPTIONS | OPERANDS | STDIN | INPUT FILES | ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES | ASYNCHRONOUS EVENTS | STDOUT | STDERR | OUTPUT FILES | EXTENDED DESCRIPTION | EXIT STATUS | CONSEQUENCES OF ERRORS | APPLICATION USAGE | EXAMPLES | RATIONALE | FUTURE DIRECTIONS | SEE ALSO | COPYRIGHT

STRIP(1P)                 POSIX Programmer's Manual                STRIP(1P)

PROLOG         top

       This manual page is part of the POSIX Programmer's Manual.  The Linux
       implementation of this interface may differ (consult the
       corresponding Linux manual page for details of Linux behavior), or
       the interface may not be implemented on Linux.

NAME         top

       strip — remove unnecessary information from strippable files
       (DEVELOPMENT)

SYNOPSIS         top

       strip file...

DESCRIPTION         top

       A strippable file is defined as a relocatable, object, or executable
       file.  On XSI-conformant systems, a strippable file can also be an
       archive of object or relocatable files.

       The strip utility shall remove from strippable files named by the
       file operands any information the implementor deems unnecessary for
       execution of those files. The nature of that information is
       unspecified. The effect of strip on object and executable files shall
       be similar to the use of the −s option to c99 or fort77.  The effect
       of strip on an archive of object files shall be similar to the use of
       the −s option to c99 or fort77 for each object file in the archive.

OPTIONS         top

       None.

OPERANDS         top

       The following operand shall be supported:

       file      A pathname referring to a strippable file.

STDIN         top

       Not used.

INPUT FILES         top

       The input files shall be in the form of strippable files successfully
       produced by any compiler defined by this volume of POSIX.1‐2008 or
       produced by creating or updating an archive of such files using the
       ar utility.

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES         top

       The following environment variables shall affect the execution of
       strip:

       LANG      Provide a default value for the internationalization
                 variables that are unset or null. (See the Base Definitions
                 volume of POSIX.1‐2008, Section 8.2, Internationalization
                 Variables for the precedence of internationalization
                 variables used to determine the values of locale
                 categories.)

       LC_ALL    If set to a non-empty string value, override the values of
                 all the other internationalization variables.

       LC_CTYPE  Determine the locale for the interpretation of sequences of
                 bytes of text data as characters (for example, single-byte
                 as opposed to multi-byte characters in arguments).

       LC_MESSAGES
                 Determine the locale that should be used to affect the
                 format and contents of diagnostic messages written to
                 standard error.

       NLSPATH   Determine the location of message catalogs for the
                 processing of LC_MESSAGES.

ASYNCHRONOUS EVENTS         top

       Default.

STDOUT         top

       Not used.

STDERR         top

       The standard error shall be used only for diagnostic messages.

OUTPUT FILES         top

       The strip utility shall produce strippable files of unspecified
       format.

EXTENDED DESCRIPTION         top

       None.

EXIT STATUS         top

       The following exit values shall be returned:

        0    Successful completion.

       >0    An error occurred.

CONSEQUENCES OF ERRORS         top

       Default.

       The following sections are informative.

APPLICATION USAGE         top

       None.

EXAMPLES         top

       None.

RATIONALE         top

       Historically, this utility has been used to remove the symbol table
       from a strippable file. It was included since it is known that the
       amount of symbolic information can amount to several megabytes; the
       ability to remove it in a portable manner was deemed important,
       especially for smaller systems.

       The behavior of strip on object and executable files is said to be
       the same as the −s option to a compiler. While the end result is
       essentially the same, it is not required to be identical.

       XSI-conformant systems support use of strip on archive files
       containing object files or relocatable files.

FUTURE DIRECTIONS         top

       None.

SEE ALSO         top

       ar(1p), c99(1p), fort77(1p)

       The Base Definitions volume of POSIX.1‐2008, Chapter 8, Environment
       Variables

COPYRIGHT         top

       Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form
       from IEEE Std 1003.1, 2013 Edition, Standard for Information
       Technology -- Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open
       Group Base Specifications Issue 7, Copyright (C) 2013 by the
       Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc and The Open
       Group.  (This is POSIX.1-2008 with the 2013 Technical Corrigendum 1
       applied.) In the event of any discrepancy between this version and
       the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard, the original IEEE and
       The Open Group Standard is the referee document. The original
       Standard can be obtained online at http://www.unix.org/online.html .

       Any typographical or formatting errors that appear in this page are
       most likely to have been introduced during the conversion of the
       source files to man page format. To report such errors, see
       https://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/reporting_bugs.html .

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