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RANLIB(1)		    General Commands Manual		     RANLIB(1)

NAME
       ranlib -	convert	archives to random libraries

SYNOPSIS
       ranlib archive ...

DESCRIPTION
       Ranlib converts each archive to a form which can	be loaded more rapidly
       by the loader, by adding	a table	of contents named __.SYMDEF to the be-
       ginning	of  the	archive.  It uses ar(1)	to reconstruct the archive, so
       that sufficient temporary file space must be available in the file sys-
       tem containing the current directory.

SEE ALSO
       ld(1), ar(1)

BUGS
       Because	generation  of a library by ar and randomization by ranlib are
       separate, phase errors are possible.  The loader	ld warns when the mod-
       ification  date	of  a  library is more recent than the creation	of its
       dictionary; but this means you get the warning even if  you  only  copy
       the library.

								     RANLIB(1)

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