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11/3/71STRIP (I)

NAME strip -- remove symbols and relocation bits
SYNOPSIS strip name1
DESCRIPTION strip removes the symbol table and relocation bitsordinarily attached to the output of the assembler and

loader. This is useful to save space after a program hasbeen debugged.

The effect of strip is the same as use of the --soption of ld.
FILES /tmp/stma, stmb ... temporary file
SEE_ALSO ld, as
DIAGNOSTICS Diagnostics are given for: non--existent argument; inabilityto create temporary file; improper format (not an object

file); inability to re--read temporary file.