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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
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.
ar(1), nm(1), and the Info entries for binutils.
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