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READELF(1)		     GNU Development Tools		    READELF(1)

       readelf - Displays information about ELF	files.

       readelf [-a|--all]
	       [-x <number or name>|--hex-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
	   of the file.

	   Displays the	information contained in the file's segment headers,
	   if it has any.

	   Displays the	information contained in the file's section headers,
	   if it has any.

	   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
	   symbols section.

       -x <number or name>
       --hex-dump=<number or name>
	   Displays the	contents of the	indicated section as a hexadecimal
	   dump.  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	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

	   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

	   Options in file are separated by whitespace.	 A whitespace
	   character may be included in	an option by surrounding the entire
	   option in either single or double quotes.  Any character (including
	   a backslash)	may be included	by prefixing the character to be
	   included with a backslash.  The file	may itself contain additional
	   @file options; any such options will	be processed recursively.

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

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       Texts.  A copy of the license is	included in the	section	entitled "GNU
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binutils-2.17.50		  2010-10-30			    READELF(1)


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