size [-A|-B|--format=compatibility] [--help] [-d|-o|-x|--radix=number] [--common] [-t|--totals] [--target=bfdname] [-V|--version] [objfile...]
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.
The command line options have the following meanings:
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
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.
ar(1), objdump(1), readelf(1), and the Info entries for binutils.
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