RANLIB(1) User Commands RANLIB(1)


NAME


ranlib - convert archives to random libraries

SYNOPSIS


ranlib archive


DESCRIPTION


The ranlib utility was used in SunOS 4.x to add a table of contents to
archive libraries, which converted each archive to a form that could be
linked more rapidly. This is no longer needed, as the ar(1) command
automatically provides all the functionality ranlib used to provide.


This script is provided as a convenience for software developers who need
to maintain Makefiles that are portable across a variety of operating
systems.

EXIT STATUS


ranlib has exit status 0.

SEE ALSO


ar(1), ar.h(3HEAD), attributes(7)


June 28, 2007 RANLIB(1)