strip(1)strip(1)NAMEstrip - strip symbol and line number information from an object file
removes the symbol table and line number information from object files,
including archives. Thereafter, no symbolic debugging access is avail‐
able for that file; thus, this command is normally run only on produc‐
tion modules that have been debugged and tested. The effect is nearly
identical to using the option of ld.
The amount of information stripped from the symbol table can be con‐
trolled by using any of the following options:
Strip line number information only;
do not strip any symbol table information.
Do not strip static or external symbol information.
Note that the and options are synonymous because the
symbol table contains only static and external symbols.
Either option strips only symbolic debugging information
and unloadable data.
Reset the relocation indexes into the symbol table (SOM only).
ELF files. This option allows to be run on relocatable
files, in which case the effect is also to strip only
symbolic debugging information and unloadable data.
Print the version of the strip command on the standard error
Print the usage menu.
If there are any relocation entries in the object file and any symbol
table information is to be stripped, complains and terminates without
stripping filename unless the option is used.
If is executed on an archive file (see ar(4)), the archive symbol table
is removed. The archive symbol table must be restored by executing
with its operator (see ar(1)) before the archive can be used by the
command (se ld(1)). instructs the user with appropriate warning mes‐
sages when this situation arises.
The purpose of this command is to reduce file storage overhead consumed
by the object file.
The following internationalization variables affect the execution of
Determines the locale category for native language, local customs and
coded character set in the absence of and other environment
variables. If is not specified or is set to the empty string, a
default of (see lang(5)) is used instead of
Determines the values for all locale categories and has precedence over
and other 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 set‐
ting, behaves as if all internationalization variables are set
to See environ(5).
In addition, the following environment variable affects
Specifies a directory
for temporary files (see tmpnam(3S)).
International Code Set Support
Single- and multi-byte character code sets are supported.
name cannot be read.
name is not an appropriate object file.
name contains relocation entries and
the option was not specified.
Symbol table information cannot be
Strip symbol table and debug information from the shared library
in the current directory to reduce its size. Symbol information
required to use the library is preserved:
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