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AR(1)											    AR(1)

       ar - archive and library maintainer

       ar key [ posname ] afile name ...

       Ar maintains groups of files combined into a single archive file.  Its main use is to cre-
       ate and update library files as used by the loader.  It can be used, though, for any simi-
       lar 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 position-
	      ing 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 mak-
	      ing  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 sup-
	      presses 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.

       /tmp/v*	 temporaries

       ld(1), ar(5), lorder(1)

       If  the	same  file  is	mentioned twice in an argument list, it may be put in the archive

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