Poster of Linux kernelThe best gift for a Linux geek
SIZE

SIZE

Section: GNU Development Tools (1) Updated: 2005-04-20
Local index Up
 

NAME

size - list section sizes and total size.  

SYNOPSIS

size [-A|-B|--format=compatibility]
     [--help]
     [-d|-o|-x|--radix=number]
     [-t|--totals]
     [--target=bfdname] [-V|--version]  
     [objfile...]  

DESCRIPTION

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.  

OPTIONS

The command line options have the following meanings:
-A
-B
--format=compatibility
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:

        $ 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 conventions:

        $ 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

--help
Show a summary of acceptable arguments and options.
-d
-o
-x
--radix=number
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.
-t
--totals
Show totals of all objects listed (Berkeley format listing mode only).
--target=bfdname
Specify that the object-code format for objfile is bfdname. This option may not be necessary; size can automatically recognize many formats.
-V
--version
Display the version number of size.
 

SEE ALSO

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

COPYRIGHT

Copyright (c) 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.1 or 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''.


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
SEE ALSO
COPYRIGHT

This document was created by man2html, using the manual pages.
Time: 21:13:48 GMT, April 16, 2011