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Re: The "-W|--wide" option?
Essentially the purpose of -W is to prevent truncation, usually of
filenames or function names. Tools that use the output from readelf
must decide if they want full or truncated names and invoke the tool
I have to say that I find the truncation extremely annoying, and I would
never ever under any circumstances want file names or function names or
symbol names or section names to be truncated. I always use --wide with
Fair enough. Personally I find the truncated output helpful if I am not
interested in the names, but I am interested in the presence or absence
of particular types of information.