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Old 10-01-2009, 03:48 PM   #1
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How to tell if an archive file is 32-bit or 64-bit

I can run "file" on an object file to determine if it's a 32-bit or 64-bit executable. But if I run file on an archive, libWhatever.a, it simply tells me that file is a "current ar archive". How can I tell if the archive is 32-bit, or 64-bit, without looking at the object files that were used to produce the archive?
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Does this helps? Bottom of the page.

Ar is just an archiver, I think debian packages (*.deb) are also Ar packages. You need to test *.o files inside the archive. maybe script that will extract one (first?) *.o file and test it with "findobject name.o"


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