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Re: ar thin archive format
- From: Tamar Christina <tamar at zhox dot com>
- To: Ian Lance Taylor <iant at google dot com>
- Cc: "Binutils" <binutils at sourceware dot org>
- Date: Sat, 04 Jun 2016 23:30:11 +0200
- Subject: Re: ar thin archive format
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That answers what I was looking for :)
---- On Sat, 04 Jun 2016 16:42:23 +0200 Ian Lance Taylor<email@example.com> wrote ----
> On Sat, Jun 4, 2016 at 1:58 AM, Tamar Christina <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > I'm trying to find information on the format of thin archives but can't seem to find anything and
> > Objdump doesn't recognize the format.
> > Does someone know If this exists or where I should look in the code for the=
> > implementation?
> A thin archive looks exactly look a normal archive, except that the
> magic string is different (it's !<thin>\n) and the file contents are
> omitted. The idea is that you look at the archive header to find the
> file name (probably an extended name, of course) and then read the
> file in the file system.
> Cary introduced them in
> https://sourceware.org/ml/binutils/2008-03/msg00150.html .