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       readelf [-a|--all]
               [-x <number>|--hex-dump=<number>]


       readelf displays information about one or more ELF  format
       object  files.  The options control what particular infor­
       mation to display.

       elffile... are the object files to be  examined.   At  the
       moment,  readelf  does not support examining archives, nor
       does it support examining 64 bit ELF files.


       The long and short forms of options, shown here as  alter­
       natives,  are  equivalent.  At least one option besides -v
       or -H must be given.

           Equivalent  to   specifiying   --file-header,   --pro­
           gram-headers,    --sections,    --symbols,   --relocs,
           --dynamic, --notes and --version-info.

           Displays the information contained in the  ELF  header
           at the start of the file.


           Display all the headers in the file.  Equivalent to -h
           -l -S.

           Displays  the  contents  of  the  NOTE  segment, if it

           Displays the contents of the  file's  relocation  sec­
           tion, if it has one.

           Displays the contents of the file's unwind section, if
           it has one.  Only the unwind  sections  for  IA64  ELF
           files are currently supported.

           Displays the contents of the file's unwind section, if
           it has one.  Only the unwind  sections  for  IA64  ELF
           files are currently supported.

           Displays  the  contents of the file's dynamic section,
           if it has one.

           Displays the contents of the version sections  in  the
           file, it they exist.

           Displays   architecture-specific  information  in  the
           file, if there is any.

           When displaying symbols, this option makes readelf use
           the symbol table in the file's dynamic section, rather
           than the one in the symbols section.

       -x <number>
           Displays the contents of the indicated  section  as  a

           Display the version number of readelf.

           Don't  break  output  lines to fit into 80 columns. By
           default readelf  breaks  section  header  and  segment
           listing  lines  for 64-bit ELF files, so that they fit
           into 80 columns. This option causes readelf  to  print
           each  section  header  resp. each segment one a single
           line, which is far more readable  on  terminals  wider
           than 80 columns.

           Display  the  command line options understood by read­


       objdump(1), and the Info entries for binutils.


       Copyright (c) 1991, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99,  2000,
       2001, 2002, 2003 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

       Permission  is  granted  to copy, distribute and/or modify
       this document under the terms of the GNU  Free  Documenta­
       tion  License,  Version 1.1 or any later version published
       by the Free Software Foundation; with  no  Invariant  Sec­
       tions,  with  no Front-Cover Texts, and with no Back-Cover
       Texts.  A copy of the license is included in  the  section
       entitled ``GNU Free Documentation License''.

binutils-        2003-09-23                 READELF(1)

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