RANLIB(1) BSD Reference Manual RANLIB(1)
ranlib - table-of-contents for archive libraries
ranlib [-t] file ...
Ranlib creates a table of external references for archive libraries, nor-
mally used by the loader, ld(1). This table is is named ``__.SYMDEF''
and is prepended to the archive. Files in the archive which are not exe-
cutable and symbols which are uninteresting to the loader are ignored.
The options are as follows:
-t Set the modification time of the __.SYMDEF file. This time is
compared by the loader with the modification time of the archive
to verify that the table is up-to-date with respect to the
archive. If the modification time has been changed without any
change to the archive (for example, by a cp(1)), the -t option
can be used to ``touch'' the modification time so that it appears
that the table is up-to-date. This is also useful after using
the -t option of make(1).
/tmp/ranlib.XXXXXX Temporary file names.
ar(1), ld(1), lorder(1), nm(1), ranlib(5)
A ranlib command appeared in Version 7 AT&T UNIX.
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