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RANLIB(5)		    BSD	File Formats Manual		     RANLIB(5)

     ranlib -- archive (library) table-of-contents format

     #include <ranlib.h>

     The archive table-of-contents command ranlib creates a table of contents
     for archives, containing object files, to be used by the link-editor
     ld(1).  It	operates on archives created with the utility ar(1).

     The Ranlib	function prepends a new	file to	the archive which has three
     separate parts.  The first	part is	a standard archive header, which has a
     special name field,  "__.SYMDEF".

     The second	part is	a ``long'' followed by a list of ranlib	structures.
     The long is the size, in bytes, of	the list of ranlib structures.	Each
     of	the ranlib structures consists of a zero based offset into the next
     section (a	string table of	symbols) and an	offset from the	beginning of
     the archive to the	start of the archive file which	defines	the symbol.
     The actual	number of ranlib structures is this number divided by the size
     of	an individual ranlib structure.

     The third part is a ``long'' followed by a	string table.  The long	is the
     size, in bytes of the string table.

     ar(1), ranlib(1)

BSD				 May 10, 1991				   BSD


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