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Linux in a Nutshell

This directory of Linux commands is from Linux in a Nutshell, 5th Edition.

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ldd [options] programs

Display a list of the shared libraries each program requires.


-d, --data-relocs

Process data relocations. Report missing objects (for ELF objects only).

-r, --function-relocs

Process relocations for both data objects and functions. Report any that are missing (for ELF objects only).

-v, --verbose

Verbose mode. Display extra information, including symbol versions.


Print help message, then exit.


Display the linker's version, then exit.

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