GNU cpio copies files into or out of a cpio or tar archive. The archive can be another file on the disk, a magnetic tape, or a pipe. GNU cpio supports the following archive formats: binary, old ASCII, new ASCII, crc, HPUX binary, HPUX old ASCII, old tar, and POSIX.1 tar. The tar format is provided for compatibility with the tar program. By default, cpio creates binary format archives for compatibility with older cpio programs. When extracting from archives, cpio automatically recognizes which kind of archive it is reading and can read archives created on machines with a different byte-order.
DocumentationUser reference included; User reference manual available in Texinfo, DVI, PostScript, HTML, and plaintext formats from http://www.gnu.org/software/cpio/manual/index.html
released on 10 March 2010
|License||Verified by||Verified on||Notes|
|GPLv3orlater||Kelly Hopkins||10 March 2010|
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|Developer||VCS Repository Webview||http://savannah.gnu.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs/cpio/cpio|
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|Required to build||libc6|
This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 23 June 2009.