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Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2019
 
 

rpm2cpio (1)

Name

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

Synopsis

rpm2cpio [file.rpm]

Description

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 < 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(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:




       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
       |      ATTRIBUTE TYPE         |      ATTRIBUTE VALUE        |
       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
       |Availability                 |package/rpm                  |
       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+

SEE ALSO
       cpio(1), attributes(7)

NOTES
       rpm2cpio handles versions 3 and 4 RPMs.



Solaris 11.4                      20 Aug 2001                      rpm2cpio(1)