GNU Cpio

Release date: 
Friday, 3 February, 2017



Authors/Port authors:

GNU cpio copies files between archives and directories.  It supports the following archive formats: old binary cpio, old portable cpio, SVR4 cpio with and without checksum, HP cpio, and various tar formats.

This software is distributed in two modes:
  • as compressed package that you have to download and manually install; if prerequisites are required, you will have to manually install them too;
  • as RPM package; you can install it using your favorite rpm package manager, that will take care to download and install both the software and its prerequisites.
Choose the installation mode that you prefer. Please note that not all the versions are available in both the installation modes.

Installation with rpm

This program is installable using the rpm package manager. See below for the install string. Required prerequisites are automatically processed by the package manager and, if needed, downloaded and installed.

cpio-2.12.1-1.oc00 (03/02/2017)
Install with ANPM or running the command:
yum install cpio

Manual installation

Program is distributed as ZIP package: download to temporary directory and unpack to destination folder. See below for download link(s).

You can install the prerequisites with rpm running the following string in a command line:

yum install emxrt

Online documentation:

Following ones are the download links for manual installation:

2.4.1 (7/1/1996) Readme/What's new
This is the GNU cpio package ============================ * Introduction ============== GNU cpio copies files between archives and directories. It supports the following archive formats: old binary cpio, old portable cpio, SVR4 cpio with and without checksum, HP cpio, and various tar formats. This file contains brief information about configuring and compiling GNU cpio. It is *not* intended as a replacement for the documentation, and is provided as a brief reference only. The complete documentation for GNU cpio is available in the subdirectory doc. To read it without installing the package run `info -f doc/', or `man ./doc/cpio.1'. The documentation in various formats is also available online at <>. * Building A usual three-stage procedure applies: ./configure make make install See the file INSTALL for generic options to ./configure. * Bug reporting. Please send bug reports and suggestions to <>. * Copyright information Copyright (C) 2003-2007, 2009-2010, 2014-2015 Free Software Foundation, Inc. Permission is granted to anyone to make or distribute verbatim copies of this document as received, in any medium, provided that the copyright notice and this permission notice are preserved, thus giving the recipient permission to redistribute in turn. Permission is granted to distribute modified versions of this document, or of portions of it, under the above conditions, provided also that they carry prominent notices stating who last changed them. Local variables: mode: outline paragraph-separate: "[ ]*$" eval: (add-hook 'write-file-hooks 'time-stamp) time-stamp-start: "changes. " time-stamp-format: "%:y-%02m-%02d" time-stamp-end: "\n" end:
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