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Name: GNU cpio
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This project is part of the GNU Project.

GNU cpio copies files into or out of a cpio or tar archive. The archive can be another file on disk, a magnetic tape, a pipe, etc.

GNU cpio supports a variety of archive formats: binary, old ASCII,
new ASCII, crc, HPUX binary, HPUX old ASCII, old tar, POSIX.1 tar.

The package is moving toward merging with GNU tar into a POSIX-compatible pax program.

Registration Date: Mon Nov 17 09:04:16 2003
License: GNU General Public License v3 or later
Development Status: 5 - Production/Stable


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Cpio 2.12 available
     posted by gray, Sat Sep 12 11:46:59 2015 - 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 Mar 10 13:31:27 2010 - 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 Jun 29 21:03:42 2007 - 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 Jun 8 10:52:34 2007 - 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

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