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       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 --version-info.

           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 one.

           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 one.

           Displays the contents of the file's unwind section, if it has one.   Only  the  unwind
           sections for IA64 ELF files are currently supported.

           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 exist.

           Displays architecture-specific information in the file, if there is any.

           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 dumped.

           Display  a histogram of bucket list lengths when displaying the contents of the symbol

           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 removed.

           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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