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       ranlib - generate index to archive.


       ranlib [-vV] archive


       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.


           Show the version number of ranlib.

           Read command-line options from file.  The options read are inserted
           in  place of the original @file option.  If file does not exist, or
           cannot be read, then the option will be treated literally, and  not

           Options   in  file  are  separated  by  whitespace.   A  whitespace
           character may be included in an option by  surrounding  the  entire
           option in either single or double quotes.  Any character (including
           a backslash) may be included  by  prefixing  the  character  to  be
           included  with a backslash.  The file may itself contain additional
           @file options; any such options will be processed recursively.


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


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