.TH SEGEDIT 1 "October 23, 1997" "Apple Computer, Inc." .SH NAME segedit \- extract and replace sections from object files .SH SYNOPSIS .B segedit [ option ] name ... .I input_file [\-extract .IR "segname sectname filename" "] ..." [[\-replace .IR "segname sectname filename" "] ..." \-output .IR output_file ] .SH DESCRIPTION .I Segedit extracts and or replaces the named sections from the .I input_file and creates an .I output_file (if replacing a section). The segment and section names are the same as specified to .IR ld (1) with the .B \-segcreate option. The segment and section names of an object file can be examined with the .B \-l option to .IR otool (1). Only sections in segments that have no relocation to or for them can be replaced (marked with the .SM SG_NORELOC segment flag) but all sections can be extracted. .PP The options to .IR segedit (1): .TP .BI \-extract " segname sectname filename" Extracts the section specified by the segment name section name pair and places the contents in the specified .I filename. .TP .BI \-replace " segname sectname filename" Will replace the section specified by the segment name section name pair and places and take the new contents for the section from the specified .I filename. The .BI \-output " filename" option must also be specified. The resulting size of the section will be rounded to a multiple of 4 bytes and padded with zero bytes if necessary. .TP .BI \-output " output_file" Specifies the output file to create when replacing sections. .SH "SEE ALSO" ld(1), otool(1) .SH "LIMITATIONS" Only mach-O format files that are laid out in a contiguous address space and with their contents ordered in the order of increasing address can have their segments replaced by this program. This layout is what the link editor produces by default.