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ITtoolbox: What Is This ar Program Thingy?

Jan 25, 2007, 05:30 (0 Talkback[s])

"Travelling through the mysterious and wonderful world of the linux file system we come across a program called 'ar' and we think to ourselves, 'What is this 'ar' program thingy?'. It sounds like a pirates exclamation but it is actually a very important program.

"The program 'ar' stands for ARchive and that is exactly what it does. It archives files as separate units in one larger file..."

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