ld

The GNU linker

::

# Link object file into an executable file
ld -o example example.o
# Strip all binary symbol information
ld -s ...
# Strip debug binary symbol information
ld -S ...
# Mark stack as non executable
ld -z noexecstack

OpenBSD ld.so

::

# get documentation
man ld.so
# get information about what is getting loaded at run-time
LD_DEBUG=1 ./a.out