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           readelf [-a|--all]
                   [-x <number or name>|--hex-dump=<number or name>]
                   [-p <number or name>|--string-dump=<number or name>]
                   [-R <number or name>|--relocated-dump=<number or name>]


           readelf displays information about one or more ELF format object files.
           The options control what particular information to display.
           elffile... are the object files to be examined.  32-bit and 64-bit ELF
           files are supported, as are archives containing ELF files.
           This program performs a similar function to objdump but it goes into
           more detail and it exists independently of the BFD library, so if there
           is a bug in BFD then readelf will not be affected.


           The long and short forms of options, shown here as alternatives, are
           equivalent.  At least one option besides -v or -H must be given.
               Equivalent to specifying --file-header, --program-headers,
               --sections, --symbols, --relocs, --dynamic, --notes and
               Displays the information contained in the ELF header at the start
               Displays the information contained in the file's section groups, if
               it has any.
               Displays the detailed section information. Implies -S.
               Displays the entries in symbol table section of the file, if it has
               Display all the headers in the file.  Equivalent to -h -l -S.
               Displays the contents of the NOTE segments and/or sections, if any.
               Displays the contents of the file's relocation section, if it has
               Displays the contents of the file's unwind section, if it has one.
               Only the unwind sections for IA64 ELF files are currently
               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
               Displays architecture-specific information in the file, if there is
               When displaying symbols, this option makes readelf use the symbol
               table in the file's dynamic section, rather than the one in the
               name in the object file.  The contents of the section will be
               relocated before they are displayed.
           -p <number or name>
           --string-dump=<number or name>
               Displays the contents of the indicated section as printable
               strings.  A number identifies a particular section by index in the
               section table; any other string identifies all sections with that
               name in the object file.
               Displays the file symbol index infomation contained in the header
               part of binary archives.  Performs the same function as the t
               command to ar, but without using the BFD library.
               Displays the contents of the debug sections in the file, if any are
               present.  If one of the optional letters or words follows the
               switch then only data found in those specific sections will be
               Note: the =decodedline option will display the interpreted contents
               of a .debug_line section whereas the =rawline option dumps the
               contents in a raw format.
               Display a histogram of bucket list lengths when displaying the
               contents of the symbol tables.
               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 readelf.
               Read command-line options from file.  The options read are inserted
               in place of the original @file option.  If file does not exist, or
               cannot be read, then the option will be treated literally, and not
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           Software Foundation, Inc.
           Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document
           under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.3 or
           any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no
           Invariant Sections, 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- 2015-07-23 READELF(1)


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