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RANLIB(1)	 net2/tmac/mdoc.local General Commands Manual	     RANLIB(1)

NAME
     ranlib -- table-of-contents for archive libraries

SYNOPSIS
     ranlib [-t] file ...

DESCRIPTION
     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	ar-
	     chive.  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).

FILES
     /tmp/ranlib.XXXXXX	 Temporary file	names.

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

HISTORY
     A ranlib command appeared in Version 7 AT&T UNIX.

net2				  May 9, 1991				  net2

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