Command Section
OBJDUMP(1)                   GNU Development Tools                  OBJDUMP(1)

       objdump - display information from object files.

       objdump [-a|--archive-headers]
               [-b bfdname|--target=bfdname]
               [-C|--demangle[=style] ]
               [-EB|-EL|--endian={big | little }]
               [-j section|--section=section]
               [-m machine|--architecture=machine]
               [-M options|--disassembler-options=options]

       objdump displays information about one or more object files.  The
       options control what particular information to display.  This
       information is mostly useful to programmers who are working on the
       compilation tools, as opposed to programmers who just want their
       program to compile and work.

       objfile... are the object files to be examined.  When you specify
       archives, objdump shows information on each of the member object files.

       The long and short forms of options, shown here as alternatives, are
       equivalent.  At least one option from the list
       -a,-d,-D,-e,-f,-g,-G,-h,-H,-p,-r,-R,-s,-S,-t,-T,-V,-x must be given.

           If any of the objfile files are archives, display the archive
           header information (in a format similar to ls -l).  Besides the
           information you could list with ar tv, objdump -a shows the object
           file format of each archive member.

           When dumping information, first add offset to all the section
           addresses.  This is useful if the section addresses do not
           correspond to the symbol table, which can happen when putting
           sections at particular addresses when using a format which can not
           represent section addresses, such as a.out.

       -b bfdname
           Specify that the object-code format for the object files is
           bfdname.  This option may not be necessary; objdump can
           automatically recognize many formats.

           For example,

                   objdump -b oasys -m vax -h fu.o

           displays summary information from the section headers (-h) of fu.o,
           which is explicitly identified (-m) as a VAX object file in the
           format produced by Oasys compilers.  You can list the formats
           available with the -i option.

           Decode (demangle) low-level symbol names into user-level names.
           Besides removing any initial underscore prepended by the system,
           this makes C++ function names readable.  Different compilers have
           different mangling styles. The optional demangling style argument
           can be used to choose an appropriate demangling style for your

           Display debugging information.  This attempts to parse debugging
           information stored in the file and print it out using a C like
           syntax.  Only certain types of debugging information have been
           implemented.  Some other types are supported by readelf -w.

           Like -g, but the information is generated in a format compatible
           with ctags tool.

           Display the assembler mnemonics for the machine instructions from
           objfile.  This option only disassembles those sections which are
           expected to contain instructions.

           Like -d, but disassemble the contents of all sections, not just
           those expected to contain instructions.

           When disassembling, print the complete address on each line.  This
           is the older disassembly format.

           Specify the endianness of the object files.  This only affects
           disassembly.  This can be useful when disassembling a file format
           which does not describe endianness information, such as S-records.

           Display summary information from the overall header of each of the
           objfile files.

           Specify that when displaying interlisted source code/disassembly
           (assumes -S) from a file that has not yet been displayed, extend
           the context to the start of the file.

           Display summary information from the section headers of the object

           File segments may be relocated to nonstandard addresses, for
           example by using the -Ttext, -Tdata, or -Tbss options to ld.
           However, some object file formats, such as a.out, do not store the
           starting address of the file segments.  In those situations,
           although ld relocates the sections correctly, using objdump -h to
           list the file section headers cannot show the correct addresses.
           Instead, it shows the usual addresses, which are implicit for the

           Print a summary of the options to objdump and exit.

           Display a list showing all architectures and object formats
           available for specification with -b or -m.

       -j name
           Display information only for section name.

           Label the display (using debugging information) with the filename
           and source line numbers corresponding to the object code or relocs
           shown.  Only useful with -d, -D, or -r.

       -m machine
           Specify the architecture to use when disassembling object files.
           This can be useful when disassembling object files which do not
           describe architecture information, such as S-records.  You can list
           the available architectures with the -i option.

       -M options
           Pass target specific information to the disassembler.  Only
           supported on some targets.  If it is necessary to specify more than
           one disassembler option then multiple -M options can be used or can
           be placed together into a comma separated list.

           If the target is an ARM architecture then this switch can be used
           to select which register name set is used during disassembler.
           Specifying -M reg-names-std (the default) will select the register
           names as used in ARM's instruction set documentation, but with
           register 13 called 'sp', register 14 called 'lr' and register 15
           called 'pc'.  Specifying -M reg-names-apcs will select the name set
           used by the ARM Procedure Call Standard, whilst specifying -M reg-
           names-raw will just use r followed by the register number.

           There are also two variants on the APCS register naming scheme
           enabled by -M reg-names-atpcs and -M reg-names-special-atpcs which
           use the ARM/Thumb Procedure Call Standard naming conventions.
           (Either with the normal register names or the special register

           This option can also be used for ARM architectures to force the
           disassembler to interpret all instructions as Thumb instructions by
           using the switch --disassembler-options=force-thumb.  This can be
           useful when attempting to disassemble thumb code produced by other

           For the x86, some of the options duplicate functions of the -m
           switch, but allow finer grained control.  Multiple selections from
           the following may be specified as a comma separated string.
           x86-64, i386 and i8086 select disassembly for the given
           architecture.  intel and att select between intel syntax mode and
           AT&T syntax mode.  addr64, addr32, addr16, data32 and data16
           specify the default address size and operand size.  These four
           options will be overridden if x86-64, i386 or i8086 appear later in
           the option string.  Lastly, suffix, when in AT&T mode, instructs
           the disassembler to print a mnemonic suffix even when the suffix
           could be inferred by the operands.

           For PPC, booke, booke32 and booke64 select disassembly of BookE
           instructions.  32 and 64 select PowerPC and PowerPC64 disassembly,
           respectively.  e300 selects disassembly for the e300 family.  440
           selects disassembly for the PowerPC 440.

           For MIPS, this option controls the printing of instruction mnemonic
           names and register names in disassembled instructions.  Multiple
           selections from the following may be specified as a comma separated
           string, and invalid options are ignored:

               Print the 'raw' instruction mnemonic instead of some pseudo
               instruction mnemonic.  I.e., print 'daddu' or 'or' instead of
               'move', 'sll' instead of 'nop', etc.

               Print GPR (general-purpose register) names as appropriate for
               the specified ABI.  By default, GPR names are selected
               according to the ABI of the binary being disassembled.

               Print FPR (floating-point register) names as appropriate for
               the specified ABI.  By default, FPR numbers are printed rather
               than names.

               Print CP0 (system control coprocessor; coprocessor 0) register
               names as appropriate for the CPU or architecture specified by
               ARCH.  By default, CP0 register names are selected according to
               the architecture and CPU of the binary being disassembled.

               Print HWR (hardware register, used by the "rdhwr" instruction)
               names as appropriate for the CPU or architecture specified by
               ARCH.  By default, HWR names are selected according to the
               architecture and CPU of the binary being disassembled.

               Print GPR and FPR names as appropriate for the selected ABI.

               Print CPU-specific register names (CP0 register and HWR names)
               as appropriate for the selected CPU or architecture.

           For any of the options listed above, ABI or ARCH may be specified
           as numeric to have numbers printed rather than names, for the
           selected types of registers.  You can list the available values of
           ABI and ARCH using the --help option.

           For VAX, you can specify function entry addresses with -M
           entry:0xf00ba.  You can use this multiple times to properly
           disassemble VAX binary files that don't contain symbol tables (like
           ROM dumps).  In these cases, the function entry mask would
           otherwise be decoded as VAX instructions, which would probably lead
           the rest of the function being wrongly disassembled.

           Print information that is specific to the object file format.  The
           exact information printed depends upon the object file format.  For
           some object file formats, no additional information is printed.

           Print the relocation entries of the file.  If used with -d or -D,
           the relocations are printed interspersed with the disassembly.

           Print the dynamic relocation entries of the file.  This is only
           meaningful for dynamic objects, such as certain types of shared

           Display the full contents of any sections requested.  By default
           all non-empty sections are displayed.

           Display source code intermixed with disassembly, if possible.
           Implies -d.

           When disassembling instructions, print the instruction in hex as
           well as in symbolic form.  This is the default except when
           --prefix-addresses is used.

           When disassembling instructions, do not print the instruction
           bytes.  This is the default when --prefix-addresses is used.

           Displays the contents of the DWARF debug sections in the file, if
           any are present.

           Display the full contents of any sections requested.  Display the
           contents of the .stab and .stab.index and .stab.excl sections from
           an ELF file.  This is only useful on systems (such as Solaris 2.0)
           in which ".stab" debugging symbol-table entries are carried in an
           ELF section.  In most other file formats, debugging symbol-table
           entries are interleaved with linkage symbols, and are visible in
           the --syms output.

           Start displaying data at the specified address.  This affects the
           output of the -d, -r and -s options.

           Stop displaying data at the specified address.  This affects the
           output of the -d, -r and -s options.

           Print the symbol table entries of the file.  This is similar to the
           information provided by the nm program.

           Print the dynamic symbol table entries of the file.  This is only
           meaningful for dynamic objects, such as certain types of shared
           libraries.  This is similar to the information provided by the nm
           program when given the -D (--dynamic) option.

           When displaying symbols include those which the target considers to
           be special in some way and which would not normally be of interest
           to the user.

           Print the version number of objdump and exit.

           Display all available header information, including the symbol
           table and relocation entries.  Using -x is equivalent to specifying
           all of -a -f -h -p -r -t.

           Format some lines for output devices that have more than 80
           columns.  Also do not truncate symbol names when they are

           Normally the disassembly output will skip blocks of zeroes.  This
           option directs the disassembler to disassemble those blocks, just
           like any other data.

           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

           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.

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

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binutils-2.17.50                  2010-10-30                        OBJDUMP(1)
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