|SIZE(1)||GNU Development Tools||SIZE(1)|
objfile... are the files to be examined. If none are specified, the file "a.out" will be used instead.
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
The Berkeley style output counts read only data in the "text" column, not in the "data" column, the "dec" and "hex" columns both display the sum of the "text", "data", and "bss" columns in decimal and hexadecimal respectively.
The GNU format counts read only data in the "data" column, not the "text" column, and only displays the sum of the "text", "data", and "bss" columns once, in the "total" column. The --radix option can be used to change the number base for all columns. Here is the same data displayed with GNU conventions:
$ size --format=GNU ranlib size text data bss total filename 279880 96920 11592 388392 ranlib 279880 96920 11888 388688 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
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