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Old 03-25-2004, 07:57 PM   #1
mchirico
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cpio ... works like tar


Assume directories ../PAST and ../47 exists the following will create a tar
file that, yes, can be tar -xvf test.tar. cpio is just another way to create a tar
file file the "find" command.

find ../PAST/ | cpio -o --format=tar > test.tar
find ../PAST/ | cpio -o -H tar > test2.tar

Without the ">"

find ../PAST/ | cpio -o --format=tar -F test.tar
find ../PAST/ | cpio -o -H tar -F test2.tar

Using append

find ../PAST/ | cpio -o --format=tar -F test.tar
find ../47/ | cpio -o --format=tar --append -F test.tar

To list the contents

cpio -it < test.tar
cpio -it -F test.tar

To extract

cpio -i -F test.tar

Just passing a little info along...

Mike Chirico
 
  


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