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11 Using make to Update Archive Files

Archive files are files containing named sub-files called members; they are maintained with the program ar and their main use is as subroutine libraries for linking.

Archive Members    Archive members as targets.
Archive Update    The implicit rule for archive member targets.
Archive Pitfalls    Dangers to watch out for when using archives.
Archive Suffix Rules    You can write a special kind of suffix rule

for updating archives.