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You can change the behavior of
ld with the environment variables
GNUTARGET determines the input-file object format if you don't
use `-b' (or its synonym `--format'). Its value should be one
of the BFD names for an input format (see section 5. BFD). If there is no
GNUTARGET in the environment,
ld uses the natural format
of the target. If
GNUTARGET is set to
default then BFD
attempts to discover the input format by examining binary input files;
this method often succeeds, but there are potential ambiguities, since
there is no method of ensuring that the magic number used to specify
object-file formats is unique. However, the configuration procedure for
BFD on each system places the conventional format for that system first
in the search-list, so ambiguities are resolved in favor of convention.
LDEMULATION determines the default emulation if you don't use the
`-m' option. The emulation can affect various aspects of linker
behaviour, particularly the default linker script. You can list the
available emulations with the `--verbose' or `-V' options. If
the `-m' option is not used, and the
variable is not defined, the default emulation depends upon how the
linker was configured.
Normally, the linker will default to demangling symbols. However, if
COLLECT_NO_DEMANGLE is set in the environment, then it will
default to not demangling symbols. This environment variable is used in
a similar fashion by the
gcc linker wrapper program. The default
may be overridden by the `--demangle' and `--no-demangle'
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