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File TypeUnix CPIO Archive

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FormatBinary

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This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

Definition

File archive created in the Unix CPIO (Copy In, Copy Out) format, an uncompressed file container format used for grouping files together; similar to a .TAR archive and can be compressed into a .CPGZ file using Gzip compression.

More Information

The "ditto" BSD utility can be used to create and extract CPIO files. For example, ditto -c creates a CPIO archive. The Java Commons Compress API can also be used for creating and extracting CPIO archives.

Program(s) that open .CPIO files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
PeaZip
Apache Commons Compress
Mac OS X LogoMac OS
Apple Archive Utility
Incredible Bee Archiver
Apache Commons Compress
ditto
Linux LogoLinux
GNU cpio
ditto
Apache Commons Compress
Updated 5/16/2014