--target option was added to ar. But it isn't documented and
"ar --help" doesn't show the new option.
Module name: src
Changes by: firstname.lastname@example.org 2011-07-01 15:02:22
binutils : ChangeLog
binutils/doc : binutils.texi
* doc/binutils.texi (ar cmdline): Document --target, --version and
--help command line options.
The --help output does include a mention of --target, and the selection of targets that it supports. You were correct however in noting that the documentation did not mention this option. I have checked in a patch to address this failing, and at the same time include a mention of the --help and --version command line options.