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
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
The GNU ranlib program is another form
of GNU ar; running ranlib is
completely equivalent to executing __ar
Show the version number of ranlib.
ar(1), nm(1), and the Info entries for
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