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NAME
       strip — remove unnecessary information from strippable files
       (DEVELOPMENT)

SYNOPSIS
       strip file...

DESCRIPTION
       A strippable file is defined as a relocatable, object, or executable
       file.  On XSI-conformant systems, a strippable file can also be an
       archive of object or relocatable files.

       The strip utility shall remove from strippable files named by the file
       operands any information the implementor deems unnecessary for
       execution of those files. The nature of that information is
       unspecified. The effect of strip on object and executable files shall
       be similar to the use of the −s option to c99 or fort77.  The effect of
       strip on an archive of object files shall be similar to the use of the
       −s option to c99 or fort77 for each object file in the archive.

OPTIONS
       None.

OPERANDS
       The following operand shall be supported:

       file      A pathname referring to a strippable file.

STDIN
       Not used.

INPUT FILES
       The input files shall be in the form of strippable files successfully
       produced by any compiler defined by this volume of POSIX.1‐2008 or
       produced by creating or updating an archive of such files using the ar
       utility.

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES
       The following environment variables shall affect the execution of
       strip:

       LANG      Provide a default value for the internationalization
                 variables that are unset or null. (See the Base Definitions
                 volume of POSIX.1‐2008, Section 8.2, Internationalization
                 Variables for the precedence of internationalization
                 variables used to determine the values of locale categories.)

       LC_ALL    If set to a non-empty string value, override the values of
                 all the other internationalization variables.

       LC_CTYPE  Determine the locale for the interpretation of sequences of
                 bytes of text data as characters (for example, single-byte as
                 opposed to multi-byte characters in arguments).

       LC_MESSAGES
                 Determine the locale that should be used to affect the format
                 and contents of diagnostic messages written to standard
                 error.

       NLSPATH   Determine the location of message catalogs for the processing
                 of LC_MESSAGES.

ASYNCHRONOUS EVENTS
       Default.

STDOUT
       Not used.

STDERR
       The standard error shall be used only for diagnostic messages.

OUTPUT FILES
       The strip utility shall produce strippable files of unspecified format.

EXTENDED DESCRIPTION
       None.

EXIT STATUS
       The following exit values shall be returned:

        0    Successful completion.

       >0    An error occurred.

CONSEQUENCES OF ERRORS
       Default.

       The following sections are informative.

APPLICATION USAGE
       None.

EXAMPLES
       None.

RATIONALE
       Historically, this utility has been used to remove the symbol table
       from a strippable file. It was included since it is known that the
       amount of symbolic information can amount to several megabytes; the
       ability to remove it in a portable manner was deemed important,
       especially for smaller systems.

       The behavior of strip on object and executable files is said to be the
       same as the −s option to a compiler. While the end result is
       essentially the same, it is not required to be identical.

       XSI-conformant systems support use of strip on archive files containing
       object files or relocatable files.

FUTURE DIRECTIONS
       None.

SEE ALSO
       ar, c99, fort77

       The Base Definitions volume of POSIX.1‐2008, Chapter 8, Environment
       Variables

COPYRIGHT
       Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form
       from IEEE Std 1003.1, 2013 Edition, Standard for Information Technology
       -- Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base
       Specifications Issue 7, Copyright (C) 2013 by the Institute of
       Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc and The Open Group.  (This is
       POSIX.1-2008 with the 2013 Technical Corrigendum 1 applied.) In the
       event of any discrepancy between this version and the original IEEE and
       The Open Group Standard, the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard
       is the referee document. The original Standard can be obtained online
       at http://www.unix.org/online.html .

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