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RANLIB(1)		     GNU Development Tools		     RANLIB(1)

NAME
       ranlib -	generate index to archive.

SYNOPSIS
       ranlib [-vV] archive

DESCRIPTION
       ranlib  generates  an index to the contents of an archive and stores it
       in the archive.	The index lists	each symbol defined by a member	of  an
       archive that is a relocatable object file.

       You may use nm -s or nm --print-armap to	list this index.

       An  archive with	such an	index speeds up	linking	to the library and al-
       lows routines in	the library to call each other without regard to their
       placement in the	archive.

       The  GNU	 ranlib	 program  is another form of GNU ar; running ranlib is
       completely equivalent to	executing ar -s.

OPTIONS
       -v
       -V
       --version
	   Show	the version number of ranlib.

SEE ALSO
       ar(1), nm(1), and the Info entries for binutils.

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (c) 1991, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 2000,  2001,	 2002,
       2003 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

       Permission  is  granted to copy,	distribute and/or modify this document
       under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version  1.1  or
       any  later  version  published by the Free Software Foundation; with no
       Invariant Sections, with	no Front-Cover Texts, and with	no  Back-Cover
       Texts.  A copy of the license is	included in the	section	entitled ``GNU
       Free Documentation License''.

binutils-2.14.91		  2004-04-09			     RANLIB(1)

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