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NAME

       ar86 - Create, modify, and extract from archive file

SYNOPSIS

       ar86 operation archive [file...]

       ar86 positional-op member archive [file...]

DESCRIPTION

       The  ar86  program  is  used  to  create, examine and modify archive files produced by the
       Dev86/ELKS toolchain.

OPTIONS

       The ar86 command requires that the operation to be performed on the archive  be  specified
       as  the  first  option. If the operation is positional then the next option is the archive
       member marking the position. This is followed by the archive file name  and  any  list  of
       file names.

   Operations
       One of the following operations can be specified

       d      delete the listed files from the archive.

       m      move the named files. By default files are moved to the end of the archive unless a
              positional modifier is present.

       p      print the contents of archive members to standard out. If a file list  is  included
              only  those  members are printed. If the v modifier is present each file's contents
              are preceeded by a new line, a line with the string member, a space character,  the
              member name, and two following newlines.

       q      quickly  add  the  files  to the end of the archive without checking to see if they
              already exist in the archive. This operation will ignore any positional  modifiers.
              Creates the archive file if it does not exist.

       r      replace  archive  members with the files listed. If the file name is not present in
              the archive it is added to the end of the archive (or to any  explicitly  specified
              position). Creates the archive file if it does not exist.

       t      table; list the file names of archive members. If a file list is present only those
              files that are present in the archive are listed.  The  v  modifier  prints  member
              attributes.

       x      extract  the  named  files from the archive into the current directory. If no files
              are specified all the archive members will be extracted.

   Modifiers
       The following modifiers may be used with the operations

       o      original time stamps from the  archive  are  preserved  for  extracted  files  when
              possible.

       s      symbol  update;  this option may be used by itself to force an update to the symbol
              definition section of  the  archive  (the  __.SYMDEF  member).  If  any  files  are
              specified  they  will  be  replaced as if the r operation had been specified. If no
              symbol definition section exists one is created. This option will also creates  the
              archive file if it does not exist.

       u      update  files in the archive during a r (replace) operation. The files are added to
              the archive in exactly the same manner as replace except that an  existing  archive
              member  will  be  retained  (in  its  original  position) if it has a modified more
              recently than the file being added.  Note  that  this  modifier  acts  as  if  a  r
              operation  has  been  specified  (even  it has not), and will actually override any
              other previously specified operation.

       v      verbose; print additional diagnostic messages while processing the archive.

   Positional Modifiers
       The following modifiers specify where in the archive files are moved to or added.  If  any
       of  these  modifiers  are  specified then the second option to ar86 must be the name of an
       archive member.

       a      after; files are placed after the specified archive member.

       b      before; files are placed before the specified archive member.

       i      same as b.

EXAMPLES

       To see the contents of an archive

              ar86 tv libfile.a

       To add some files to an archive

              ar86 r libfile.a file1.o file2.o

       to add some files after a member named mem.o and to update the symbol table

              ar86 rsa mem.o libfile.a file1.o file2.o

BUGS

       A l modifier will be accepted but ignored.

RESTRICTIONS

       This command is intended for use only with  object  files  created  using  the  Dev86/ELKS
       toolchain.

SEE ALSO

       as86(1), bcc(1), ld86(1)

AUTHORS

       ©   1988,   1990   Free   Software   Foundation  Inc.  Changes  for  ar86  by  Greg  Haerr
       <greg@censoft.com>.

COPYRIGHT

       The  manual  page  was   written   for   Debian   GNU/Linux,   ©   2006   Shyamal   Prasad
       <shyamal@member.fsf.org>.  It  is  distributed  under  the terms of the GNU General Public
       License version 2 (or any later version released by the Free Software Foundation).

                                            May, 2006                                     ar86(1)