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readelf

Synopsis

readelf option[...] elffiles

Display information about one or more ELF (Executable and Linking Format) object files. At least one option is required to specify the information to be displayed for each file.

Options

-a, --all

Display all. Equivalent to -A -d -h -I -l -r -s -S -V.

-A, --arch-specific

Display architecture-specific information, if any.

-d, --dynamic

Display the dynamic section.

-D, --use-dynamic

When displaying symbols, use the symbol table in the dynamic section, not the symbols section.

-e, --headers

Display all headers. Equivalent to -h -l -s.

-h, --file-header

Display the ELF header at the beginning of the file.

-H, --help

Display help information and exit.

-I, --histogram

Display a histogram of bucket bit lengths when displaying the symbol tables.

-l, --program-headers, --segments

Display the segment headers, if any.

-n, --notes

Display the NOTE segment, if any.

-r, --relocs

Display the relocation segment, if any.

-s, --symbols, --syms

Display entries in symbol table sections, if any.

-S, --section-headers, --sections

Display the section headers, if any.

-u, --unwind

Display the unwind section, if any (currently applies only to IA64 ELF files).

-v, --version

Display version information and exit.

-V, --version-info

Display the version sections, if any.

-w[option], --debug-dump[=option]

Display the debug sections. If specified with an option, display only that section. The options shown here in parentheses are for -w; the words preceding them are for --debug-dump. The options are ...

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