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
       allows 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, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995,  1996,  1997,  1998,  1999,
       2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 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-2.15.97                  2005-04-20                         RANLIB(1)

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