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Cpio 2.12 available
     posted by gray, Sat 12 Sep 2015 11:46:59 AM UTC - 0 replies

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 - 0 replies

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. ...

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GNU cpio 2.9 (GPLv3)
     posted by gray, Fri 29 Jun 2007 09:03:42 PM UTC - 0 replies

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 - 0 replies

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 - 0 replies

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

Version 2.5.90 is available
     posted by gray, Fri 17 Sep 2004 02:07:50 PM UTC - 0 replies

Cpio version 2.5.90 is available from This is an alpha release. A list of user-visible changes since version 2.5 follows:

  • Added NLS support
  • Improved configure script
  • cpio --help output largely improved ...

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