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Manipulate the comment section. mcs is used to add to, compress, delete, or print a section of one or more ELF object files . The default section is .comment . If any input file is an archive, mcs acts on each component file and removes the archive symbol table (unless -p was the only option specified). Use ar s to regenerate the symbol table. At least one option must be supplied.


-a string

Append string to the comment section of files .


Compress the comment section of files and remove duplicate entries.


Delete the comment section (including header).

-n name

Act on section name instead of .comment .


Print the comment section on standard output.


Print the version of mcs on standard error.


mcs -p kernel.o

Print the comment section of kernel.o

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