SYMDISP: display symbolic section data
Displays symbolic section data for object files. Shows the
section name; the source file, library, and volume; and the
listing file, library, and volume.
SYMDISP: Object file for program.
A tool for programmers, system administrators, and other
technical users that wish to know the version of a program
and its history. Shows compile data for
subroutines and other object sections that contain symbolic
debug information, including the names and locations of the
source and listing files. This information can be used to
deduce subroutine versions, the person installing the
program, and other information.
Relies on the existence of symbolic debug information in the
object file for use. If none exists, no sections will be
All screens are GETPARMs, so the program can be run under
complete program control.
INPUT Enter information and press (RETURN) to continue.
FILE (blank) The name and location of the object
LIBRARY (blank) to be examined.
SYMBSECT Press PF(01) to see next section, PF(04) to
restart with a new file, or PF(16) to exit
program. The code sections and the names and
locations of the source and listing files are
displayed on screen; none are modifiable.
LOOPQ Press PF(01 to start again or PF(16) to exit
Example of use
A research tool. Use to discover some of the origins of an
Tested version worked only with format '0' object files (the type produced by
the old LINKER).
To modify symbolic section data in an object file, see
related utility SYMPATCH.