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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.

rpm2cpio rpm-1.1-1.i386.rpm
rpm2cpio - < glint-1.0-1.i386.rpm

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