AR(I) 3/15/72 AR(I) NAME ar - archive and library maintainer SYNOPSIS ar key afile name ... DESCRIPTION Ar maintains groups of files combined into a single archive file. Its main use is to create and update library files as used by the loader. It can be used, though, for any similar purpose. Key is one character from the set drtux, optionally concatenated with v. Afile is the archive file. The names are constituent files in the archive file. The meanings of the key characters are: d means delete the named files from the archive file. r means replace the named files in the archive file. If the archive file does not exist, r creates it. If the named files are not in the archive file, they are appended. t prints 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. u is similar to r except that only those files that have been modified are replaced. If no names are given, all files in the archive that have been modified are replaced by the modified version. x extracts 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 means verbose. Under the verbose option, ar gives a file-by-file description of the making of a new archive file from the old archive and the constituent files. The following abbreviations are used: c copy a append d delete r replace x extract FILES /tmp/vtm? temporary SEE ALSO ld (I), archive (V) BUGS Option tv should be implemented as a table with more information. There should be a way to specify the placement of a new file in an archive. Currently, it is placed at the end. Since ar has not been rewritten to deal properly with the new file system modes, extracted files have mode 666. For the same reason, only the first 8 characters of file names are significant. If the same file is mentioned twice in an argument list, it may be put in the archive twice.