shtool arx [-t|--trace] [-C|--command cmd] op archive file [file ...]
shtool arx is a wrapper around the archiving tool ar(1). It provides
the ability to create archives out of existing archives, i.e., if one
of file matches ""*.a"", the archive member files of file are used
instead of file itself.
The trick of this command is the automatic handling of archive members
which is especially interesting if one wants to construct a (usually
top-level) library archive out of pre-built sub-library archives
(usually staying inside subdirs) in a large source tree. For GNU
libtool based projects, a similar functionality is provided by GNU
libtool internally, too.
The following command line options are available.
Shows the actually involved shell commands.
-C, --command cmd
Set the used ar(1) command to cmd instead of just "ar" (searched in
libfoo.a: $(OBJS) $(LIBS)
shtool arx -C $(AR) rc libfoo.a $(OBJS) $(LIBS)
The GNU shtool arx command was originally written by Ralf S.
Engelschall <email@example.com> in 1999 for GNU shtool. It was
prompted by need to build libraries out of sub-libraries inside the
18-Jul-2008 shtool 2.0.8 SHTOOL-ARX.TMP(1)
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