Linux Command Directory


Linux in a Nutshell

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as

as [options] files

Generate an object file from each specified assembly-language source file. Object files have the same root name as source files but replace the .s suffix with .o. There may be some additional system-specific options.

Options

-- [ | files]

Read input files from standard input, or from files if the pipe is used.

-a[cdhlmns] [=file]

With only the -a option, list source code, assembler listing, and symbol table. The other options specify additional things to list or omit:

-ac

Omit false conditionals.

-ad

Omit debugging directives.

-ah

Include the high-level source code, if available.

-al

Include an assembly listing.

-am

Include macro expansions.

-an

Suppress forms processing.

-as

Include a symbol listing.

=file

Set the listing filename to file.

--defsym symbol=value

Define the symbol to have the value value, which must be an integer.

-f

Skip whitespace and comment preprocessing.

--fatal-warnings

Treat warnings as errors.

--gstabs

Generate debugging information in stabs format.

--gdwarf2

Generate DWARF2 debugging information.

-o objfile

Place output in object file objfile (default is file.o).

--statistics

Print information on how much time and space assembler uses.

-v

Display the version number of the assembler.

-I path

Include path when searching for .include directives.

-J

Don't warn about signed overflow.

-R

Combine both data and text in text section.

-W

Don't show warnings.

-Z

Generate object file even if there are errors.


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