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ranlib(1)							    ranlib(1)



NAME

  ranlib - Converts archives to	random libraries

SYNOPSIS

  ranlib [-t] archive...

  The ranlib command converts each archive file	archive	to a format that
  enables fast,	random access by the linker.

OPTIONS

  -t  Touches the named	archives without modifying them.

DESCRIPTION

  If you specify the -t	option,	the ranlib command only	touches	the archives
  and does not modify them.  This is useful after copying an archive or	using
  make with the	-t option in order to avoid having ld display an error mes-
  sage about an	out-of-date symbol table.

  The ranlib command is	included for compatibility only.  It is	a shell
  script that invokes the ar command with the appropriate options (ar -qs for
  ranlib with no options, and ar -h for	ranlib -t).

EXAMPLES

  To convert the archive file genlib.a,	enter:

       ranlib genlib.a

SEE ALSO

  Commands:  ar(1), lorder(1), make(1)