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RANLIB(1)						      General Commands Manual							 RANLIB(1)

ranlib - table-of-contents for archive libraries SYNOPSIS
ranlib [-t] file ... DESCRIPTION
Ranlib creates a table of external references for archive libraries, normally used by the loader, ld(1). This table is is named ``__.SYMDEF'' and is prepended to the archive. Files in the archive which are not executable and symbols which are uninteresting to the loader are ignored. The options are as follows: -t Set the modification time of the __.SYMDEF file. This time is compared by the loader with the modification time of the archive to verify that the table is up-to-date with respect to the archive. If the modification time has been changed without any change to the archive (for example, by a cp(1)), the -t option can be used to ``touch'' the modification time so that it appears that the ta- ble is up-to-date. FILES
/tmp default temporary file directory ranlib.XXXXXX temporary file names SEE ALSO
ar(1), ld(1), lorder(1), nm(1), ranlib(5) HISTORY
A ranlib command appeared in Version 7 AT&T UNIX. 4.3 Berkeley Distribution May 9, 1991 RANLIB(1)

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ranlib - convert archives to random libraries SYNOPSIS
ranlib archive DESCRIPTION
The ranlib utility was used in SunOS 4.x to add a table of contents to archive libraries, which converted each archive to a form that could be linked more rapidly. This is no longer needed, as the ar(1) command automatically provides all the functionality ranlib used to provide. This script is provided as a convenience for software developers who need to maintain Makefiles that are portable across a variety of oper- ating systems. EXIT STATUS
ranlib has exit status 0. ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Availability |SUNWbtool | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ SEE ALSO
ar(1), ar.h(3HEAD), attributes(5) SunOS 5.11 28 Jun 2007 ranlib(1)
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