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ostrip(1)							    ostrip(1)



NAME

  ostrip - Reduce the size of object files

SYNOPSIS

  ostrip [options] file...

OPTIONS

  The following	options	are supported by the ostrip command:

  -c  Removes the .comment section of a	linked image.

  -g  Removes unreferenced symbols and unused type information from the	sym-
      bol tables of a pre-link .o file.	This results in	a smaller on-disk
      executable file. If .o files modified with this option are subsequently
      linked, ostrip -m	should be run on the linked image.

  -j [image.stb] image
      Joins together two files that were previously split by the -t option
      into a symbol table file (image.stb) and a stripped image	file (image).

  -m  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 for debugging.

  -r or	-R
      Decompresses the output of ostrip. This option is	provided for cases in
      which the	input file is compressed in ALPHAMAGICZ	format.

  -s  Removes the symbol table and any strippable subsections of the .comment
      section. (Performs the same operations as	the strip command.)

  -t [image.stb] image
      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.

  -V  Displays the version of the ostrip command.

  -x  Produces a reduced symbol	table by removing local	information.  Also
      deletes any locally strippable subsections of the	.comment section.
      (Performs	the same operations as the ld -x command.)

  -z or	-Z
      Compresses the output of ostrip into ALPHAMAGICZ format.






DESCRIPTION

  The ostrip 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, .o files, image files, and shared object files. It does not work
  with .a (archive) files.

RESTRICTIONS

  None.

EXAMPLES

   1.  The following command strips the	local symbol table and converts	the
       object file into	ALPHAMAGICZ format:
	    ostrip -x -Z obj.o

   2.  The following command produces the symbol table file osize_mm.stb and
       the stripped image file osize.mm:
	    ostrip -t osize.mm

   3.  The following command joins the symbol table file osize_mm.stb to
       osize.mm:
	    ostrip -j osize.mm



SEE ALSO

  Commands:  strip(1), ld(1), mcs(1), objZ(1)