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SIZE(1)			     GNU Development Tools		       SIZE(1)

       size - list section sizes and total size

       size [-A|-B|--format=compatibility]
	    [--target=bfdname] [-V|--version]

       The GNU size utility lists the section sizes---and the total size---for
       each of the object or archive files objfile in its argument list.  By
       default,	one line of output is generated	for each object	file or	each
       module in an archive.

       objfile... are the object files to be examined.	If none	are specified,
       the file	"a.out"	will be	used.

       The command line	options	have the following meanings:

	   Using one of	these options, you can choose whether the output from
	   GNU size resembles output from System V size	(using -A, or
	   --format=sysv), or Berkeley size (using -B, or --format=berkeley).
	   The default is the one-line format similar to Berkeley's.

	   Here	is an example of the Berkeley (default)	format of output from

		   $ size --format=Berkeley ranlib size
		   text	   data	   bss	   dec	   hex	   filename
		   294880  81920   11592   388392  5ed28   ranlib
		   294880  81920   11888   388688  5ee50   size

	   This	is the same data, but displayed	closer to System V

		   $ size --format=SysV	ranlib size
		   ranlib  :
		   section	   size		addr
		   .text	 294880		8192
		   .data	  81920	      303104
		   .bss		  11592	      385024
		   Total	 388392

		   size	 :
		   section	   size		addr
		   .text	 294880		8192
		   .data	  81920	      303104
		   .bss		  11888	      385024
		   Total	 388688

	   Show	a summary of acceptable	arguments and options.

	   Using one of	these options, you can control whether the size	of
	   each	section	is given in decimal (-d, or --radix=10); octal (-o, or
	   --radix=8); or hexadecimal (-x, or --radix=16).  In --radix=number,
	   only	the three values (8, 10, 16) are supported.  The total size is
	   always given	in two radices;	decimal	and hexadecimal	for -d or -x
	   output, or octal and	hexadecimal if you're using -o.

	   Show	totals of all objects listed (Berkeley format listing mode

	   Specify that	the object-code	format for objfile is bfdname.	This
	   option may not be necessary;	size can automatically recognize many

	   Display the version number of size.

	   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.

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

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       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-2.17.50		  2010-10-30			       SIZE(1)


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