LORDER(1) User Commands LORDER(1)


lorder - find ordering relation for an object or library archive


lorder filename...


The input is one or more object or library archive filenames (see ar(1)).
The standard output is a list of pairs of object file or archive member
names; the first file of the pair refers to external identifiers defined
in the second. The output may be processed by tsort(1) to find an
ordering of a library suitable for one-pass access by ld. Note that the
link editor ld is capable of multiple passes over an archive in the
portable archive format (see ar.h(3HEAD)) and does not require that
lorder be used when building an archive. The usage of the lorder
command may, however, allow for a more efficient access of the archive
during the link edit process.

The following example builds a new library from existing .o files.

ar -cr library `lorder *.o | tsort`


temporary files

temporary files

usually /var/tmp but can be redefined by setting the
environment variable TMPDIR (see tempnam() in


ar(1), ld(1), tsort(1), tmpnam(3C), ar.h(3HEAD), attributes(7)


lorder will accept as input any object or archive file, regardless of its
suffix, provided there is more than one input file. If there is but a
single input file, its suffix must be .o.

The length of the filename for TMPDIR is limited to whatever sed allows.

October 29, 1991 LORDER(1)