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ar fails to ignore -X32_64

From: Alan M. Feldstein
Subject: ar fails to ignore -X32_64
Date: Fri, 25 Sep 2009 17:05:05 -0500
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fonzie% /usr/local/powerpc-ibm-aix6.1/bin/ar V
GNU ar (GNU Binutils)2.19.1
Copyright 2007 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This program is free software; you may redistribute it under the terms of
the GNU General Public License version 3 or (at your option) any later version.
This program has absolutely no warranty.
fonzie% /usr/local/powerpc-ibm-aix6.1/bin/ar -X32_64 V
/usr/local/powerpc-ibm-aix6.1/bin/ar: illegal option -- X
Usage: /usr/local/powerpc-ibm-aix6.1/bin/ar [emulation options] [-]{dmpqrstx}[abcfilNoPsSuvV] [member-name] [count] archive-file file...
       /usr/local/powerpc-ibm-aix6.1/bin/ar -M [<mri-script]
  d            - delete file(s) from the archive
  m[ab]        - move file(s) in the archive
  p            - print file(s) found in the archive
  q[f]         - quick append file(s) to the archive
  r[ab][f][u]  - replace existing or insert new file(s) into the archive
  t            - display contents of archive
  x[o]         - extract file(s) from the archive
 command specific modifiers:
  [a]          - put file(s) after [member-name]
  [b]          - put file(s) before [member-name] (same as [i])
  [N]          - use instance [count] of name
  [f]          - truncate inserted file names
  [P]          - use full path names when matching
  [o]          - preserve original dates
  [u]          - only replace files that are newer than current archive contents
 generic modifiers:
  [c]          - do not warn if the library had to be created
  [s]          - create an archive index (cf. ranlib)
  [S]          - do not build a symbol table
  [T]          - make a thin archive
  [v]          - be verbose
  [V]          - display the version number
  @<file>      - read options from <file>
 emulation options:
  No emulation specific options
/usr/local/powerpc-ibm-aix6.1/bin/ar: supported targets: aixcoff-rs6000 aixcoff64-rs6000 srec symbolsrec tekhex binary ihex

ar ignores an initial option spelt `-X32_64', for compatibility with AIX. The behaviour produced by this option is the default for gnu ar. ar does not support any of the other `-X' options; in particular, it does not support -X32 which is the default for AIX ar.

Alan Feldstein


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