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In Unix and Unix-like operating systems, the strip program removes unnecessary information from executable binary programs and object files, thus potentially resulting in better performance and sometimes significantly less disk space usage. This information may consist of debugging and symbol information; however the standard leaves the scope of changes up to the implementer.
$ strip foobar
- "strip", The Single UNIX Specification, Version 2, The Open Group, 1997, http://www.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/007908799/xcu/strip.html