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ranlib - Unix, Linux Command
ranlib - generate index to archive.
ranlib [-vV] archive
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.
Show the version number of ranlib.
Read command-line options from file. The options read are
inserted in place of the original @file option. If file
does not exist, or cannot be read, then the option will be treated
literally, and not removed.
Options in file are separated by whitespace. A whitespace
character may be included in an option by surrounding the entire
option in either single or double quotes. Any character (including a
backslash) may be included by prefixing the character to be included
with a backslash. The file may itself contain additional
@file options; any such options will be processed recursively.
ar(1), nm(1), and the Info entries for binutils.
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