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SHTOOL-ARX.TMP(1) GNU Portable Shell Tool SHTOOL-ARX.TMP(1)
shtool-arx - GNU shtool ar(1) extensional command
shtool arx [-t|--trace] [-C|--command cmd] op archive file [file ...]
shtool arx is a wrapper around the archiving tool ar(1). It provides the ability to create
archives out of existing archives, i.e., if one of file matches ""*.a"", the archive
member files of file are used instead of file itself.
The trick of this command is the automatic handling of archive members which is especially
interesting if one wants to construct a (usually top-level) library archive out of pre-
built sub-library archives (usually staying inside subdirs) in a large source tree. For
GNU libtool based projects, a similar functionality is provided by GNU libtool internally,
The following command line options are available.
Shows the actually involved shell commands.
-C, --command cmd
Set the used ar(1) command to cmd instead of just "ar" (searched in $PATH).
libfoo.a: $(OBJS) $(LIBS)
shtool arx -C $(AR) rc libfoo.a $(OBJS) $(LIBS)
The GNU shtool arx command was originally written by Ralf S. Engelschall
<firstname.lastname@example.org> in 1999 for GNU shtool. It was prompted by need to build libraries
out of sub-libraries inside the OSSP project.
18-Jul-2008 shtool 2.0.8 SHTOOL-ARX.TMP(1)
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