The librarian, or archiver, creates and manages object code libraries. An object code library is a collection of object files consolidated into a single file, called an archive. The benefit of an archive is that you can pass it to the linker, which will search the archive to resolve symbols needed during a link.

Automatic archiving

The compiler driver hcl can create archives if given the -ar option. This is more convenient than manipulating archives by hand, so we recommend that you use the compiler driver to construct archives.

Command syntax

You can invoke the archiver using the following syntax:

har [ option ] archive file... 

archive is the archive to operate on. file is an object file to add, replace, or delete from the archive, as determined by option. option is a command-line option. Options are case sensitive and cannot be abbreviated.