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AR(1)							      General Commands Manual							     AR(1)

ar, aal - archivers SYNOPSIS
ar [dmpqrtx][abciluv] [posname] archive [file ...] aal [dpqrtx][clv] archive [file ...] EXAMPLES
ar r libc.a sort.s # Replace sort.s in libc.a ar rb a.s libc.a b.s # Insert b.s before a.s in libc.a DESCRIPTION
Ar allows groups of files to be put together into a single archive. It is normally used for libraries of compiled procedures. Aal is like ar, but is to be used with the ACK compiler. The following keys are allowed: d: Delete. Ar will delete the named members. m: Move named files. Ar expects a, b, or i to be specified. p: Print the named files (list them on stdout) q: Quickly append to the end of the archive file. r: Replace (append when not in archive). t: Print the archive's table of contents. x: Extract The keys may optionally concatencated with one or more of the following: a: After posname b: Before posname c: Create (suppresses creation message) i: Before posname l: Local temporary file for work instead of /tmp/ar.$$$$$ u: Replace only if dated later than member in archive v: Verbose SEE ALSO
anm(1), asize(1), nm(1), size(1). AR(1)

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AR(1)							      General Commands Manual							     AR(1)

ar - archive and library maintainer SYNOPSIS
ar key [ posname ] afile name ... DESCRIPTION
Ar maintains groups of files combined into a single archive file. Its main use is to create and update library files as used by the loader. It can be used, though, for any similar purpose. Key is one character from the set drqtpmx, optionally concatenated with one or more of vuaibcl. Afile is the archive file. The names are constituent files in the archive file. The meanings of the key characters are: d Delete the named files from the archive file. r Replace the named files in the archive file. If the optional character u is used with r, then only those files with modified dates later than the archive files are replaced. If an optional positioning character from the set abi is used, then the posname argument must be present and specifies that new files are to be placed after (a) or before (b or i) posname. Otherwise new files are placed at the end. q Quickly append the named files to the end of the archive file. Optional positioning characters are invalid. The command does not check whether the added members are already in the archive. Useful only to avoid quadratic behavior when creating a large archive piece-by-piece. t Print a table of contents of the archive file. If no names are given, all files in the archive are tabled. If names are given, only those files are tabled. p Print the named files in the archive. m Move the named files to the end of the archive. If a positioning character is present, then the posname argument must be present and, as in r, specifies where the files are to be moved. x Extract the named files. If no names are given, all files in the archive are extracted. In neither case does x alter the archive file. v Verbose. Under the verbose option, ar gives a file-by-file description of the making of a new archive file from the old archive and the constituent files. When used with t, it gives a long listing of all information about the files. When used with p, it precedes each file with a name. c Create. Normally ar will create afile when it needs to. The create option suppresses the normal message that is produced when afile is created. l Local. Normally ar places its temporary files in the directory /tmp. This option causes them to be placed in the local directory. FILES
/tmp/v* temporaries SEE ALSO
ld(1), ar(5), lorder(1) BUGS
If the same file is mentioned twice in an argument list, it may be put in the archive twice. AR(1)
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