otool - object file displaying tool
otool [ option ... ] [ file ... ]
The otool command displays specified parts of object files or libraries. If the, -m option is not used, the file arguments may be of the form libx.a(foo.o), to request information about only that object file and not the entire library. (Typically this argument must be quoted, ``libx.a(foo.o)'', to get it past the shell.) Otool under- stands both Mach-O (Mach object) files and universal file formats. Otool can display the specified information in either its raw (numeric) form (without the -v flag), or in a symbolic form using macro names of constants, etc. (with the -v or -V flag). At least one of the following options must be specified: -a Display the archive header, if the file is an archive. -S Display the contents of the `__.SYMDEF' file, if the file is an archive. -f Display the universal headers. -h Display the Mach header. -l Display the load commands. -L Display the names and version numbers of the shared libraries that the object file uses. As well as the shared library ID if the file is a shared library. -D Display just install name of a shared library. -s segname sectname Display the contents of the section (segname,sectname). If the -v flag is specified, the section is displayed as its type, unless the type is zero (the section header flags). Also the sections (__OBJC,__protocol), (__OBJC,__string_object) and (__OBJC,__runtime_setup) are displayed symbolically if the -v flag is specified. -t Display the contents of the (__TEXT,__text) section. With the -v flag, this disassembles the text. And with -V, it also sym- bolically disassembles the operands. -d Display the contents of the (__DATA,__data) section. -o Display the contents of the __OBJC segment used by the Objec- tive-C run-time system. -r Display the relocation entries. -c Display the argument strings (argv and envp) from a core file. -I Display the indirect symbol table. -T Display the table of contents for a dynamically linked shared library. -R Display the reference table of a dynamically linked shared library. -M Display the module table of a dynamically linked shared library. -H Display the two-level namespace hints table. The following options may also be given: -p name Used with the -t and -v or -V options to start the disassembly from symbol name and continue to the end of the (__TEXT,__text) section. -v Display verbosely (symbolically) when possible. -V Display the disassembled operands symbolically (this implies the -v option). This is useful with the -t option. -X Don't print leading addresses or headers with disassembly of sections. -q Use the llvm disassembler when doing disassembly, this is avail- able for the x86 and arm architectures. otool(1)'s dis- assembler when doing disassembly. -arch arch_type Specifies the architecture, archotool(1) to operate on when the file is a universal file. (See arch(3) for the currently know arch_types.) The arch_type can be "all" to operate on all architectures in the file. The default is to display only the host architecture, if the file contains it; otherwise, all architectures in the file are shown. -m The object file names are not assumed to be in the archive(mem- ber) syntax, which allows file names containing parenthesis.
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