Is there a tool like Windows DependencyWalker for Ubuntu ? I would like to see all shared libraries my executable depends on.

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In a terminal, execute:

ldd /path/to/your_executable


~$ ldd /bin/ls
        linux-vdso.so.1 =>  (0x00007fff78fea000)
        libselinux.so.1 => /lib/libselinux.so.1 (0x00007f1940858000)
        librt.so.1 => /lib/librt.so.1 (0x00007f1940650000)
        libacl.so.1 => /lib/libacl.so.1 (0x00007f1940447000)
        libc.so.6 => /lib/libc.so.6 (0x00007f19400c4000)
        libdl.so.2 => /lib/libdl.so.2 (0x00007f193fec0000)
        /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 (0x00007f1940a99000)
        libpthread.so.0 => /lib/libpthread.so.0 (0x00007f193fca2000)
        libattr.so.1 => /lib/libattr.so.1 (0x00007f193fa9d000)
  • There is one big difference beween ldd and depends - ldd does not show the hierarchy of dependencies. A shared library that I built links to 2 different versions of libicu, and I am unable to figure out which of the SOs that my library depends on is dependent on the "wrong" version. Is there some trick to have that hierarchical view?
    – kritzel_sw
    Nov 24, 2021 at 14:31

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