On some older UNIX systems, ranlib added a table of contents to archive libraries, which converted each archive to a form that could be linked more rapidly. This is no longer needed as the ar command automatically provides all the functionality ranlib used to provide.
This command is provided as a convenience for software developers who need to maintain Makefiles that are portable across a variety of operating systems.
ranlib always returns an exit status of 0.
All UNIX systems. Windows Vista. Windows 7. Windows Server 2008. Windows 8. Windows Server 2012. Windows 10.
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