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CPIO(1L)                                                              CPIO(1L)



NAME
       cpio - copy files to and from archives

SYNOPSIS
       cpio  {-o|--create} [-0acvABLV] [-C bytes] [-H format] [-M message] [-O
       [[user@]host:]archive]            [-F            [[user@]host:]archive]
       [--file=[[user@]host:]archive]   [--format=format]  [--message=message]
       [--null] [--reset-access-time] [--verbose] [--dot] [--append] [--block-
       size=blocks]      [--dereference]      [--io-size=bytes]      [--quiet]
       [--force-local] [--rsh-command=command] [--help]  [--version]  <  name-
       list [> archive]

       cpio  {-i|--extract} [-bcdfmnrtsuvBSV] [-C bytes] [-E file] [-H format]
       [-M message]  [-R  [user][:.][group]]  [-I  [[user@]host:]archive]  [-F
       [[user@]host:]archive]  [--file=[[user@]host:]archive] [--make-directo-
       ries]  [--nonmatching]  [--preserve-modification-time]  [--numeric-uid-
       gid] [--rename] [-t|--list] [--swap-bytes] [--swap] [--dot] [--uncondi-
       tional]  [--verbose]  [--block-size=blocks]  [--swap-halfwords]  [--io-
       size=bytes]           [--pattern-file=file]           [--format=format]
       [--owner=[user][:.][group]]  [--no-preserve-owner]  [--message=message]
       [--force-local]   [--no-absolute-filenames]   [--sparse]   [--only-ver-
       ify-crc]  [--to-stdout]  [--quiet]   [--rsh-command=command]   [--help]
       [--version] [pattern...] [< archive]

       cpio  {-p|--pass-through}  [-0adlmuvLV] [-R [user][:.][group]] [--null]
       [--reset-access-time] [--make-directories] [--link]  [--quiet]  [--pre-
       serve-modification-time]    [--unconditional]    [--verbose]    [--dot]
       [--dereference]    [--owner=[user][:.][group]]    [--no-preserve-owner]
       [--sparse] [--help] [--version] destination-directory < name-list

DESCRIPTION
       GNU  cpio  is  fully documented in the texinfo documentation. To access
       the help from your command line, type

       info cpio

       The online copy of the documentation  is  available  at  the  following
       address:

       http://www.gnu.org/software/cpio/manual



                                                                      CPIO(1L)