Opening archive files

Momchil Velikov velco@fadata.bg
Tue Oct 29 15:08:00 GMT 2002


On Tue, 29 Oct 2002 17:02:29 -0600 (CST)
Satya <satya@ittc.ku.edu> wrote:

> 
> Hi,
>   I want to read the symbols from an archive (.a) file. I tried to use
>   
> dlopen, it works fine for a .so file, but fails to recognize the
> format of an archive file. Can anyone help me regarding this.

The format of .a archives is usually described in a header "ar.h".
See the sources for the "ar" program too.

~velco



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