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

arnold at skeeve.com arnold at skeeve.com
Sun Feb 26 05:28:33 AEST 2023

Arno Griffioen via TUHS <tuhs at tuhs.org> wrote:

> 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.

I wasn't aware of that. Thanks.

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