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ARCV(8) 						      System Manager's Manual							   ARCV(8)

NAME
arcv - convert archives to new format
SYNOPSIS
arcv file ...
DESCRIPTION
Arcv converts archive files (see ar(1), ar(5)) from 32v and Third Berkeley editions to a new portable format. The conversion is done in place, and the command refuses to alter a file not in old archive format. Old archives are marked with a magic number of 0177545 at the start; new archives have a first line ``!<arch>''.
FILES
/tmp/v*, temporary copy
SEE ALSO
ar(1), ar(5) 4th Berkeley Distribution November 27, 1996 ARCV(8)