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Name: GNU cpio
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This software 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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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.
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