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In Unix , Plan 9 , and Unix-like operating systems , the strip program removes information from executable binary programs and object files that is not essential or required for normal and correct execution , thus potentially resulting in better performance and sometimes significantly less disk space usage. The information removed may consist of debugging and symbol information ; however, the standard leaves the scope of the changes to the binary up to the implementer of the stripping program [ citation needed ]. Furthermore, the use of strip can improve the security of the binary against reverse engineering as it would be comparatively more difficult to analyze a binary without the extra information that would otherwise be removed.