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    Hello everyone,


    Could anyone show me how to use strip under Linux, for example, strip -s. I have read the Linux man manual of strip, but more confused after reading it.

    I am also wondering in what situations do you use it?


    thanks in advance,
    George

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    We're not your manual pages.
    Also, quit posting posts like this on the C board.

    The symbol table is used by the debugger.
    Removing it makes the file both smaller and much harder to debug.
    There's not much else to say.
    If you dance barefoot on the broken glass of undefined behaviour, you've got to expect the occasional cut.
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    Thank you Salem,


    Quote Originally Posted by Salem
    We're not your manual pages.
    Also, quit posting posts like this on the C board.

    The symbol table is used by the debugger.
    Removing it makes the file both smaller and much harder to debug.
    There's not much else to say.
    I think for debug mode application, we should not remove the symbol table, right?


    regards,
    George

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    Well you could try debugging a stripped application just so you know...

    Besides, there isn't really a lot of need with todays really cheap disks and plentiful memory. It's only when you're doing something odd like trying to get Linux onto a floppy where every byte counts.
    If you dance barefoot on the broken glass of undefined behaviour, you've got to expect the occasional cut.
    If at first you don't succeed, try writing your phone number on the exam paper.
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