strip — strip symbol and line number information from an object file
removes the symbol table and line number information from object files,
Thereafter, no symbolic debugging access is available for that file;
thus, this command is normally run only on production modules
that have been debugged and tested.
The effect is nearly identical to using the
The amount of information stripped from the symbol table
can be controlled 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
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). Obsolete for
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 output.
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
option is used.
is executed on an archive file (see
the archive symbol table is removed.
The archive symbol table must be restored by executing
before the archive can be used by the
instructs the user with appropriate warning messages
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
is not specified or is set to the empty string,
a default of
is used instead of
Determines the values for all locale categories and has precedence over
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 setting,
behaves as if all internationalization variables are set to
In addition, the following environment variable affects
Specifies a directory
for temporary files (see
International Code Set Support
Single- and multi-byte character code sets are supported.
- strip: name: cannot open
cannot be read.
- strip: name: bad magic
is not an appropriate object file.
- strip: name: relocation entries present; cannot strip
contains relocation entries and the
option was not specified.
Symbol table information cannot be stripped.
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:
create archived libraries
translate assembly code to machine code
invoke the HP-UX C compiler
invoke the link editor
assembler, compiler, and linker output
strip: SVID2, SVID3, XPG2, XPG3, XPG4, POSIX.2