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ar

Create, modify, and extract from archives (.a, .so, .o). More information: https://manned.org/ar.

  • Extract all members from an archive:

ar -x {{path/to/file.a}}

  • List the members of an archive:

ar -t {{path/to/file.a}}

  • Replace or add files to an archive:

ar -r {{path/to/file.a}} {{path/to/file1.o}} {{path/to/file2.o}}

  • Insert an object file index (equivalent to using ranlib):

ar -s {{path/to/file.a}}

  • Create an archive with files and an accompanying object file index:

ar -rs {{path/to/file.a}} {{path/to/file1.o}} {{path/to/file2.o}}