strip — Strip Symbol Table, Debugging, and Line Number Information from an Object File


/usr/ccs/bin/strip [-blrVx] file... 


Use the strip command to reduce the file storage overhead incurred by an object file. The strip command removes the symbol table, debugging information, and line number information from ELF object files. Once this stripping process has been done, no symbolic debugging access is available for that file; therefore, you normally run this command only on production modules that have been debugged and tested.

If you execute strip on a common archive file (see ar(4)), then in addition to processing the members, strip removes the archive symbol table. You must restore the archive symbol table by executing ...

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