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

List of commands for cpio:

  • cpio:tldr:6e70e cpio: P[i]ck all files from an archive, generating [d]irectories where needed, in [v]erbose mode.
    $ cpio -idv < ${archive-cpio}
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