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Linux in a Nutshell, 6th Edition by Robert Love, Stephen Figgins, Ellen Siever, Arnold Robbins

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Program Maintenance

Command

Action

ctags

Generate symbol list for use with the vi editor.

etags

Generate symbol list for use with the Emacs editor.

gdb

GNU debugger.

git

Scalable, distributed revision control system.

gprof

Display object file’s profile data.

make

Maintain, update, and regenerate related programs and files.

nm

Display object file’s symbol table.

objcopy

Copy and translate object files.

objdump

Display information about object files.

patch

Apply patches to source code.

pmap

Print the memory map of a process.

size

Print the size of an object file in bytes.

strace

Trace system calls and signals.

strip

Strip symbols from an object file.

svn

Subversion revision control system.

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