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strip: Strip debug symbols only.
$ strip --strip-debug ${filename-o}
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The command "strip --strip-debug ${filename-o}" is used to strip debug symbols from an executable binary file (represented by the variable "${filename-o}"), reducing its size and preventing access to sensitive information that may be embedded in the debug symbols.

Here's an explanation of the different parts of the command:

  • "strip": It is a command-line utility in Unix-like operating systems that removes unnecessary information, such as debug symbols, from binary files. It is typically used with executable files to reduce their size.

  • "--strip-debug": This is an option or argument passed to the "strip" command. It instructs the command to specifically remove debug symbols from the binary file.

  • "${filename-o}": This is a placeholder or variable for the name of the binary file on which you want to perform the stripping operation. The "-o" flag is typically used to specify the output file name for the stripped binary. You would replace "${filename}" with the actual filename you want to strip.

Overall, this command removes debug symbols from an executable binary file, resulting in a smaller file size and potentially improved performance.

This explanation was created by an AI. In most cases those are correct. But please always be careful and never run a command you are not sure if it is safe.
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