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This manual describes the incremental link editor (ild). ild replaces link editor ld for incremental linking. After the initial link, ild links can be much faster than links completed by ld.

ild runs under the SolarisTM 2.x operating environment.

Related Documentation

The following man pages contain additional information.

cc (1), CC (1), ild (1), ld (1), exec (2), elf (3E), end (3C), a.out (4), ar (4), f77 (1), and f90(1).

Information about ld can be found in Solaris Linker and Libraries Guide.

What Typographic Changes Mean

The following table describes the typographic changes used in this book.

Table  P-1 Typographic Conventions

Typeface or Symbol


The names of commands, files, and directories; on-screen computer output

Edit your .login file.

Use ls -a to list all files.

machine_name% You have mail.


What you type, contrasted with on-screen computer output

machine_name% su


Command-line placeholder:

replace with a real name or value

To delete a file, type rm filename.


Book titles, new words or terms, or words to be emphasized

Read Chapter 6 in User's Guide. These are called class options.

You must be root to do this.

Shell Prompts in Command Examples

The following table shows the default system prompt and superuser prompt for the C shell, Bourne shell, and Korn shell.

Table  P-2 Shell Prompts


C shell prompt


C shell superuser prompt


Bourne shell and Korn shell prompt


Bourne shell and Korn shell superuser prompt


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