[TUHS] Origins of the SGS (System Generation Software) and COFF (Common Object File Format)

Arno Griffioen via TUHS tuhs at tuhs.org
Fri Feb 24 23:13:45 AEST 2023

On Fri, Feb 24, 2023 at 05:45:16AM -0700, arnold at skeeve.com wrote:
> With tar and cpio, ar apparently fell out of use as a general
> archiver, and today it's only used for libraries of relocatable
> object files.

'ar' is alive and well as the archive format for .deb files though, so it 
could be argued that it's actually hugely in use as an archiver all across 
the world :)

							Bye, Arno.

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