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AR(1)			    General Commands Manual			 AR(1)

NAME
       ar - archive and	library	maintainer

SYNOPSIS
       ar key [	posname	] afile	name ...

DESCRIPTION
       Ar  maintains groups of files combined into a single archive file.  Its
       main use	is to create and update	library	files as used by  the  loader.
       It can be used, though, for any similar 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 con-
       stituent	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	positioning  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  position-
	      ing  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 ar-
	      chive file.

       v      Verbose.	Under the verbose  option,  ar	gives  a  file-by-file
	      description of the making	of a new archive file from the old ar-
	      chive 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  suppresses  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	direc-
	      tory.

FILES
       /tmp/v*	 temporaries

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

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

									 AR(1)

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