AR# 20666

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11.1 EDK - Where can I find the documentation for the GNU tools such as GCC, GAS, GAR and GLD?

Description

Where can I find the documentation for the GNU tools used by EDK?

Solution

EDK uses a selection of GNU tools. The appropriate documentation can be found at the following location:

http://www.gnu.org/manual/manual.html

In particular, the documentation for some of the more commonly used GNU tools can be found at the locations listed below:

GNU Compiler (GCC) Documentation Homepage

http://gcc.gnu.org/onlinedocs/

To find out what the current version of the GCC compilers are, open a cygwin shell and run the following commands:

$ powerpc-eabi-gcc -v

$ mb-gcc -v

GAS - GNU Assembler

http://www.gnu.org/software/binutils/manual/

GLD - GNU Linker

http://www.gnu.org/software/binutils/manual/

GAR - GNU Archiver

http://www.gnu.org/software/binutils/manual/

ObjCopy - Copy and translate object files

http://www.gnu.org/software/binutils/manual/

ObjDump - Display information from object files

http://www.gnu.org/software/binutils/manual/

ReadElf - Display the contents of ELF format files.

http://www.gnu.org/software/binutils/manual/

AR# 20666
Date 12/15/2012
Status Active
Type General Article
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