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

     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.

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

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