On all known systems, building a static library can be accomplished by running ar cru libname.a obj1.o obj2.o …, where the .a file is the output library, and each .o file is an object file.
On all known systems, if there is a program named
ranlib, then it
must be used to “bless” the created library before linking against it,
with the ranlib libname.a command. Some systems, like Irix,
ar ts command, instead.