[pups] extract old archive format?

Bob Eager rde at tavi.co.uk
Fri Apr 9 03:09:03 AEST 2010

On Thu, 8 Apr 2010 08:25:29 -0500 (CDT)
"Jeremy C. Reed" <reed at reedmedia.net> wrote:

> Anyone know what tool I can use on a modern *BSD or Linux system to 
> extract the files from an "old PDP-11" ar archive?
> GNU ar complains "File format not recognized". ar tells me:
>  ar: supported targets: elf64-x86-64 elf32-i386 a.out-i386-netbsd 
>  coff-i386 efi-app-ia32 elf64-little elf64-big elf32-little elf32-big 
>  srec symbolsrec tekhex binary ihex netbsd-core

The 'ar' format of that vintage is trivial, and documentation easily
found. I wrote programs to read it back in 1976!

A simple C program, or even an awk script, should do it.

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