3.6. Disassembling

The objdump tool can be used to to produce an disassembly of an object or executable file. It is used like this:

objdump -d hello.o

You could also use the -D option to produce a dissassembly of all of the sections in an object file, not only those that have been marked as containing instructions, and -z to tell objdump to disassemble instructions whose value is zero. (Normally such instructions are just skipped).