SIZE linux command manual

SIZE(1)                      GNU Development Tools                     SIZE(1)

       size - list section sizes and total size.

       size [-A|-B|--format=compatibility]
            [--target=bfdname] [-V|--version]

       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  speci-
       fied, the file "a.out" will be used.

       The command line options have the following meanings:

           Using one of these options, you can choose whether the output from
           GNU size resembles output from System V size (using -A, or  --for-
           mat=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 --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 conven-

                   $ 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

           Show a summary of acceptable arguments and options.

           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  hex-
           adecimal  for  -d or -x output, or octal and hexadecimal if you're
           using -o.

           Show totals of all objects listed (Berkeley  format  listing  mode

           Specify  that the object-code format for objfile is bfdname.  This
           option may not be necessary; size can automatically recognize many

           Display the version number of size.

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

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binutils-              2004-05-04                          SIZE(1)