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." DO NOT MODIFY THIS FILE! It was generated by help2man
.TH CPIO 1 "June 1999" "cpio (Free paxutils) 2.4i" "FSF"
cpio \- manual page for cpio (Free paxutils) 2.4i
.B cpio
[\fIOPTION\fR]... [\fIEXTRA\fR]...
Mandatory or optional arguments to long options are mandatory or optional
for short options too.
.SS "Main operation mode:"
\fB\-o\fR, \fB\-\-create\fR
create a new archive (copy-out) archive on stdout unless specified list of filenames on stdin
\fB\-i\fR, \fB\-\-extract\fR
extract files from an archive (copy-in) archive on stdin unless specified EXTRA argumentss are list of patterns to match
\fB\-p\fR, \fB\-\-pass\-through\fR
copy files (copy-pass) list of filenames on stdin EXTRA argument is destination directory
.SS "Other options:"
\fB\-0\fR, \fB\-\-null\fR
read null-terminated names
\fB\-a\fR, \fB\-\-reset\-access\-time\fR
reset access time after reading file
\fB\-A\fR, \fB\-\-append\fR
append to existing archive (copy-out)
\fB\-b\fR, \fB\-\-swap\fR
swap both words and bytes of data
set block size to 5120 bytes
set block size to 512 * SIZE bytes
use old portable (ASCII) format
SIZE, \fB\-\-io\-size\fR=\fISIZE\fR set block size to SIZE bytes
\fB\-d\fR, \fB\-\-make\-directories\fR
make directories as needed
FILE, \fB\-\-pattern\-file\fR=\fIFILE\fR read filename patterns from FILE
\fB\-f\fR, \fB\-\-nonmatching\fR
only copy files that do not match a pattern
FILE, \fB\-\-file\fR=\fIFILE\fR use FILE for archive
archive file is local even if has a colon
FORMAT, \fB\-\-format\fR=\fIFORMAT\fR use archive format FORMAT
print this help and exit
FILE use FILE as input archive (copy-in)
\fB\-l\fR, \fB\-\-link\fR
link files instead of copying
\fB\-L\fR, \fB\-\-dereference\fR
don't dump symlinks; dump the files they point to
\fB\-m\fR, \fB\-\-preserve\-modification\-time\fR
retain modification time when creating files
MESSAGE, \fB\-\-message\fR=\fIMESSAGE\fR print message when end of volume reached
\fB\-n\fR, \fB\-\-numeric\-uid\-gid\fR
show numeric uid and gid
create all files relative to cwd (copy-in)
do not change ownership of files
FILE use FILE as output archive (copy-out)
verify CRCs but do not extract (copy-out)
\fB\-\-quiet\fR, \fB\-\-silent\fR
do not print number of blocks copied
\fB\-r\fR, \fB\-\-rename\fR
interactively rename files
[USER][:.][GROUP], \fB\-\-owner\fR=\fI[USER][\fR:.][GROUP] set ownership of new files to USER, GROUP
\fB\-s\fR, \fB\-\-swap\-bytes\fR
swap bytes of each halfword in files (copy-in)
\fB\-S\fR, \fB\-\-swap\-halfwords\fR
swap halfwords of each word in files (copy-in)
write sparse files (copy-in, copy-pass)
\fB\-t\fR, \fB\-\-list\fR
print table of contents of input
\fB\-u\fR, \fB\-\-unconditional\fR
replace all files, even if older
\fB\-v\fR, \fB\-\-verbose\fR
list files processed
\fB\-V\fR, \fB\-\-dot\fR
print a `.' for each file processed
print version information and exit
Report bugs to <>
The full documentation for
.B cpio
is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the
.B info
.B cpio
programs are properly installed at your site, the command
.B info cpio
should give you access to the complete manual.