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GNU cpio version 2.15
     posted by gray, Sun 14 Jan 2024 12:21:41 PM UTC

GNU cpio version 2.15 is available for download. This is a bug-fixing release.  Short summary of changes:

  • Fix the operation of --no-absolute-filenames --make-directories.
  • Restore access and modification times of symlinks in copy-in and copy-pass modes.
GNU cpio version 2.14
     posted by gray, Mon 01 May 2023 06:32:18 PM UTC

GNU cpio version 2.14 is available for download.

New in this version:

New option --ignore-dirnlink

Valid in copy-out mode, it instructs cpio to ignore the actual number of links reported for each directory member and always store 2 instead. [...]

Version 2.13
     posted by gray, Wed 06 Nov 2019 08:20:41 AM UTC

GNU cpio version 2.13 is available for download.  This version fixes the following vulnerabilities: CVE-2015-1197, CVE-2016-2037, CVE-2019-14866.

Cpio 2.12 available
     posted by gray, Sat 12 Sep 2015 11:46:59 AM UTC

GNU cpio version 2.12 is available for download. 

New in this release:

  • Improved documentation.
  • Manpages are installed by make install.
  • New options for copy-out mode: --ignore-devno, --renumber-inodes, --device-independent or --reproducible.
Cpio 2.11 available.
     posted by gray, Wed 10 Mar 2010 01:31:27 PM UTC

GNU cpio 2.11 available for download. Noteworthy changes in this release:

  • Fix mt build.
  • In copy-in mode, if directory attributes do not permit writing to it, setting them is delayed until the end of run. This allows to correctly extract files in such directories.
GNU cpio 2.9 (GPLv3)
     posted by gray, Fri 29 Jun 2007 09:03:42 PM UTC

GNU cpio version 2.9 was released today. Starting from this release  the package is licensed under the GPL version 3.

GNU cpio 2.8 released
     posted by gray, Fri 08 Jun 2007 10:52:34 AM UTC

GNU cpio 2.8 is available from and its mirrors. 

New in this release:

  • Option --owner can be used in copy-out mode, allowing to uniformly override ownership of the files being added to the archive.

  • Bugfixes:

** Symlinks were handled incorrectly in copy-out mode.
** Fix handling of large files.
** Fix setting the file permissions in copy-out mode.
** Fix CAN-2005-1111

GNU cpio 2.7
     posted by gray, Sat 21 Oct 2006 05:22:15 PM UTC

The version 2.7 of GNU cpio was released today.  As usual, it is available from (and its mirrors).

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