ranlib

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
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COPYING

NAME

ranlib − generate index to archive.

SYNOPSIS

ranlib [−v|−V] archive

DESCRIPTION

ranlib generates an index to the contents of an archive, and stores it in the archive. The index lists each symbol defined by a member of an archive that is a relocatable object file.

You may use ‘nm −s’ or ‘nm −−print-armap’ to list this index.

An archive with such an index speeds up linking to the library, and allows routines in the library to call each other without regard to their placement in the archive.

The GNU ranlib program is another form of GNU ar; running ranlib is completely equivalent to executing ‘ar −s’.

OPTIONS

−v

Print the version number of ranlib and exit.

SEE ALSO

binutils’ entry in info; The GNU Binary Utilities, Roland H. Pesch (October 1991); ar(1), nm(1).

COPYING

Copyright (c) 1991 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

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