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    stripping symbols

    arm-linux-strip for removing the symbols from binary executable file after compilation.
    What exactly the symbols means.....

    can anybody please provide document on it.
    Tnx in advance.

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    Linux Guru Rubberman's Avatar
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    I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, in Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
    When you strip an executable or library file, you are removing the debugging information from the executable, which reduces its size, makes it a bit more efficient in that it will load a lot faster, and you get some protection from reverse engineering of your software because you cannot see the names of the functions and variables in the debugger while it is running.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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