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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 17 Nov 2003 09:04:16 AM UTC
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 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

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