RANLIB(C) XENIX System V RANLIB(C)ranlib - Converts archives to random libraries.
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 beginning of the archive. It uses
ar(C) to reconstruct the archive, so sufficient temporary
file space must be available in the file system containing
the current directory.
ld(CP), ar(C), copy(C), settime(ADM)
Failure to process a library with ranlib, or failure to
reprocess a library with ranlib, will cause ld to fail.
Because generation of a library by ar and randomization by
ranlib are separate, phase errors are possible. The loader
ld warns when the modification 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.
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