rpm2cpio(8) rpm2cpio(8)

rpm2cpio - Extract cpio archive from RPM Package Manager (RPM) package.

rpm2cpio [filename]

rpm2cpio converts the .rpm file specified as a single argument to a cpio archive on standard out. If a '-' argument is given, an rpm stream is read from standard in.

Note: the CPIO format cannot host individual files over 4GB in size, and so this tool is considered obsolete. Use rpm2archive instead.

rpm2cpio glint-1.0-1.i386.rpm | cpio -dium

cat glint-1.0-1.i386.rpm | rpm2cpio - | cpio -tv

rpm(8) rpm2archive(8)

Erik Troan <ewt@redhat.com>
11 January 2001