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rpm2cpio(1)                      User Commands                     rpm2cpio(1)



NAME
       rpm2cpio - convert Red Hat Package (RPM) to cpio archive

SYNOPSIS
       rpm2cpio [file.rpm]

DESCRIPTION
       The rpm2cpio utility converts the .rpm file specified as its sole argu-
       ment to a cpio archive on standard output. (See NOTES.) If no  argument
       is  given,  an  rpm  stream is read from standard input. In both cases,
       rpm2cpio will fail and print a usage message if the standard output  is
       a  terminal.  Therefore,  the output is usually redirected to a file or
       piped through the cpio(1) utility.

EXAMPLES
       Example 1: Converting an rpm file


       example% rpm2cpio Device3Dfx-1.1-2.src.rpm | cpio -itv
       CPIO archive found!
       -rw-r--r--   1 root  root    2635 Sep 13 16:39 1998, 3dfx.gif
       -rw-r--r--   1 root  root   11339 Sep 27 16:03 1998, Dev3Dfx.tar.gz
       -rw-r--r--   1 root  root    1387 Sep 27 16:04 1998, Device3Dfx-1.1-2.spec
       31 blocks


       Example 2: Converting from standard input


       example% rpm2cpio <&lt; Device3Dfx-1.1-2.src.rpm | cpio -itv
       CPIO archive found!
       -rw-r--r--   1 root  root    2635 Sep 13 16:39 1998, 3dfx.gif
       -rw-r--r--   1 root  root   11339 Sep 27 16:03 1998, Dev3Dfx.tar.gz
       -rw-r--r--   1 root  root    1387 Sep 27 16:04 1998, Device3Dfx-1.1-2.spec
       31 blocks


ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:


       tab()    allbox;    cw(2.750000i)|     cw(2.750000i)     lw(2.750000i)|
       lw(2.750000i).  ATTRIBUTE TYPEATTRIBUTE VALUE AvailabilitySUNWrpm


SEE ALSO
       cpio(1), attributes(5)

NOTES
       rpm2cpio handles versions 3 and 4 RPMs.



SunOS 5.10                        20 Aug 2001                      rpm2cpio(1)