cpio.x86_64 on CentOS 8 / RHEL 8

Last updated: August 14,2022

1. Install cpio.x86_64 package

This guide covers the steps necessary to install cpio.x86_64 package:

sudo dnf makecache
sudo dnf install cpio.x86_64

2. Uninstall / Remove cpio.x86_64 package

This is a short guide on how to uninstall cpio.x86_64 package:

sudo dnf remove cpio.x86_64
sudo dnf autoremove

3. Details of cpio.x86_64 package

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Installed Packages
Name : cpio
Version : 2.12
Release : 8.el8
Architecture : x86_64
Size : 966 k
Source : cpio-2.12-8.el8.src.rpm
Repository : @System
From repo : anaconda
Summary : A GNU archiving program
URL : http://www.gnu.org/software/cpio/
License : GPLv3+
Description : GNU cpio copies files into or out of a cpio or tar archive. Archives
: are files which contain a collection of other files plus information
: about them, such as their file name, owner, timestamps, and access
: permissions. The archive can be another file on the disk, a magnetic
: tape, or a pipe. GNU cpio supports the following archive formats: binary,
: old ASCII, new ASCII, crc, HPUX binary, HPUX old ASCII, old tar and POSIX.1
: tar. By default, cpio creates binary format archives, so that they are
: compatible with older cpio programs. When it is extracting files from
: archives, cpio automatically recognizes which kind of archive it is reading
: and can read archives created on machines with a different byte-order.
:
: Install cpio if you need a program to manage file archives.