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 RANLIB(1)                      binutils-2.30                      RANLIB(1)
 GNU Development Tools                                 GNU Development Tools

                                 2018-01-27



 NAME
      ranlib - generate index to archive.

 SYNOPSIS
      ranlib [--plugin name] [-DhHvVt] archive

 DESCRIPTION
      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 file.

      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.

 OPTIONS
      -h
      -H
      --help
          Show usage information for ranlib.

      -v
      -V
      --version
          Show the version number of ranlib.

      -D  Operate in deterministic mode.  The symbol map archive member's
          header will show zero for the UID, GID, and timestamp.  When this
          option is used, multiple runs will produce identical output files.

          If binutils was configured with --enable-deterministic-archives,
          then this mode is on by default.  It can be disabled with the -U
          option, described below.

      -t  Update the timestamp of the symbol map of an archive.

      -U  Do not operate in deterministic mode.  This is the inverse of the
          -D option, above: the archive index will get actual UID, GID,
          timestamp, and file mode values.

          If binutils was configured without
          --enable-deterministic-archives, then this mode is on by default.

      @file



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 RANLIB(1)                      binutils-2.30                      RANLIB(1)
 GNU Development Tools                                 GNU Development Tools

                                 2018-01-27



          Read command-line options from file.  The options read are
          inserted in place of the original @file option.  If file does not
          exist, or cannot be read, then the option will be treated
          literally, and not removed.

          Options in file are separated by whitespace.  A whitespace
          character may be included in an option by surrounding the entire
          option in either single or double quotes.  Any character
          (including a backslash) may be included by prefixing the character
          to be included with a backslash.  The file may itself contain
          additional @file options; any such options will be processed
          recursively.

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

 COPYRIGHT
      Copyright (c) 1991-2018 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

      Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document
      under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.3 or
      any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no
      Invariant Sections, with no Front-Cover Texts, and with no Back-Cover
      Texts.  A copy of the license is included in the section entitled "GNU
      Free Documentation License".



























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