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AR11(1) UNIX Programmer's Manual AR11(1)
ar11 - PDP-11 compatible archive and library maintainer
ar key [ posname ] afile name ...
_A_r maintains groups of files combined into a single archive file. Unlike ar, these archive files may also be manipu- lated by _a_r on the PDP-11. Its main use is to create and update library files as used by the loader. It can be used, though, for any similar purpose.
_K_e_y is one character from the set drqtpmx, optionally con- catenated with one or more of vuaibcl. _A_f_i_l_e is the archive file. The _n_a_m_e_s are constituent files in the archive file. The meanings of the _k_e_y characters are:
d Delete the named files from the archive file.
r Replace the named files in the archive file. If the optional character u is used with r, then only those files with modified dates later than the archive files are replaced. If an optional positioning character from the set abi is used, then the _p_o_s_n_a_m_e argument must be present and specifies that new files are to be placed after (a) or before (b or i) _p_o_s_n_a_m_e. Otherwise new files are placed at the end.
q Quickly append the named files to the end of the archive file. Optional positioning characters are invalid. The command does not check whether the added members are already in the archive. Useful only to avoid quadratic behavior when creating a large archive piece-by-piece.
t Print a table of contents of the archive file. If no names are given, all files in the archive are tabled. If names are given, only those files are tabled.
p Print the named files in the archive.
m Move the named files to the end of the archive. If a positioning character is present, then the _p_o_s_n_a_m_e argument must be present and, as in r, specifies where the files are to be moved.
x Extract the named files. If no names are given, all files in the archive are extracted. In neither case does x alter the archive file.
v Verbose. Under the verbose option, _a_r gives a file- by-file description of the making of a new archive file from the old archive and the constituent files. When used with t, it gives a long listing of all information about the files. When used with it precedes each file with a name.
c Create. Normally _a_r will create _a_f_i_l_e when it needs to. The create option suppresses the normal message that is produced when _a_f_i_l_e is created.
l Local. Normally _a_r places its temporary files in the directory /tmp. This option causes them to be placed in the local directory.
If the same file is mentioned twice in an argument list, it may be put in the archive twice.