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Re: Huge executable

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Huge executable
Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2000 10:35:22 -0400

> This isn't a bug per se but I compiled bash under CYGWIN for I586 on Windows
> 98 (using ./configure and make as mentioned in the readme.) and the
> executable is just under 2MB.
> Being a newbie, what can I do to figure out what happened?

What do you mean, `what happened'?  The binary is unstripped and probably
includes debugging symbols.  Strip the bash binary (with `strip') and
see how the size changes.

``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
( ``Discere est Dolere'' -- chet)

Chet Ramey, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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