LORDER(1)                                               LORDER(1)

     NAME
          lorder - find ordering relation for an object library

     SYNOPSIS
          lorder file ...

     DESCRIPTION
          The input is one or more object or library archive (see
          ar(1)) files. The standard output is a list of pairs of
          object file names, meaning that the first file of the pair
          refers to external identifiers defined in the second.  The
          output may be processed by tsort(1) to find an ordering of a
          library suitable for one-pass access by ld(1).

          This brash one-liner intends to build a new library from
          existing `.o' files.

               ar cr library `lorder *.o | tsort`

     FILES
          *symref, *symdef
          nm(1), sed(1), sort(1), join(1)

     SEE ALSO
          tsort(1), ld(1), ar(1)

     BUGS
          The names of object files, in and out of libraries, must end
          with `.o'; nonsense results otherwise.