The basic usage of this command is very straightforward - all you have to do is to run the
nm command and pass the name of the object file as input to it. For example, to use the
nm command with the binary file named
The three columns produced in output represent the symbol value (virtual address), symbol type, and symbol name, respectively. There are several types of symbols - to know the complete details, see the nm man page.
Of interest are:
nm ./binary_debug | grep ' B ' nm -a ./binary_debug | grep ' D ' nm -A ./binary_debug | grep function_name nm -n ./binary_debug (sorted order by symbol value) nm -g ./binary_debug (external) nm -S ./binary_debug (display size in second column)