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 strip(1)							    strip(1)

      strip - strip symbol and line number information from an object file

      strip [-l] [-x] [-r] [-V] [-U] filename ...

      strip removes the symbol table and line number information from object
      files, including archives.  Thereafter, no symbolic debugging access
      is available for that file; thus, this command is normally run only on
      production modules that have been debugged and tested.  The effect is
      nearly identical to using the -s option of ld.

      The amount of information stripped from the symbol table can be
      controlled by using any of the following options:

	   -l	   Strip line number information only; do not strip any
		   symbol table information.

	   -x	   Do not strip static or external symbol information.

		   Note that the -l and -x options are synonymous because
		   the symbol table contains only static and external
		   symbols.  Either option strips only symbolic debugging
		   information and unloadable data.

	   -r	   Reset the relocation indexes into the symbol table (SOM
		   only). Obsolete for ELF files.  This option allows strip
		   to be run on relocatable files, in which case the effect
		   is also to strip only symbolic debugging information and
		   unloadable data.

	   -V	   Print the version of the strip command on the standard
		   error output.

	   -U	   Print the usage menu.

      If there are any relocation entries in the object file and any symbol
      table information is to be stripped, strip complains and terminates
      without stripping filename unless the -r option is used.

      If strip is executed on an archive file (see ar(4)), the archive
      symbol table is removed.	The archive symbol table must be restored by
      executing ar with its s operator (see ar(1)) before the archive can be
      used by the ld command (se ld(1)).  strip instructs the user with
      appropriate warning messages when this situation arises.

      The purpose of this command is to reduce file storage overhead
      consumed by the object file.

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 strip(1)							    strip(1)

    Environment Variables
      The following internationalization variables affect the execution of

      LANG Determines the locale category for native language, local customs
	   and coded character set in the absence of LC_ALL and other LC_*
	   environment variables.  If LANG is not specified or is set to the
	   empty string, a default of C (see lang(5)) is used instead of

	   Determines the values for all locale categories and has
	   precedence over LANG and other LC_* environment variables.

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

	   Determines the locale category for numeric formatting.

	   Determines the locale category for character handling functions.

	   Determines the location of message catalogues for the processing

      If any internationalization variable contains an invalid setting,
      strip behaves as if all internationalization variables are set to C.
      See environ(5).

      In addition, the following environment variable affects strip:

	   Specifies a directory for temporary files (see tmpnam(3S)).

    International Code Set Support
      Single- and multi-byte character code sets are supported.

      strip: name: cannot open	    name cannot be read.

      strip: name:  bad magic	    name is not an appropriate object file.

      strip: name:  relocation entries present; cannot strip
				    name contains relocation entries and the
				    -r option was not specified.  Symbol
				    table information cannot be stripped.

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 strip(1)							    strip(1)

      Strip symbol table and debug information from the shared library
      libfoo.sl in the current directory to reduce its size.  Symbol
      information required to use the library is preserved:

	   strip ./libfoo.sl

      /var/tmp/SGSstrp*		    temporary files

    System Tools:
      ar(1)		create archived libraries
      as(1)		translate assembly code to machine code
      cc(1)		invoke the HP-UX C compiler
      ld(1)		invoke the link editor

      a.out(4)		assembler, compiler, and linker output
      ar(4)		archive format

      strip: SVID2, SVID3, XPG2, XPG3, XPG4, POSIX.2

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