SYMORDER(1) General Commands Manual SYMORDER(1)
symorder - rearrange a list of symbols
symorder [ -s ] orderlist symbolfile
sysmfile is a file containing symbols to be found in objectfile, 1 sym-
bol per line.
objectfile is updated in place to put the requested symbols first in
the symbol table, in the order specified. This is done by swapping the
old symbols in the required spots with the new ones. If all of the
order symbols are not found, an error is generated.
This program was specifically designed to cut down on the overhead of
getting symbols from /vmunix.
Symbols specified on the command line are moved to the beginning of the
output symbol table, not swapped. Therefore, the symbols specified on
the command line will appear in order at the beginning of the output
symbol table, followed by the original symbol table with the gaps cre-
ated by the moved symbols closed.
-s Work silently, that is, display nothing except error messages.
This is useful for checking the error status.
18 February 1988 SYMORDER(1)