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.cpio

File Type Unix CPIO Archive IconUnix CPIO Archive
File Format Standard
Usage Referenced by an application; not meant to be opened manually; may run a program or script when opened
Rank ★ ★ ☆  Average
Description

Archive of files saved in the Unix CPIO (Copy In, Copy Out) format, an uncompressed archive format for grouping files together; similar to a .TAR archive; can be compressed into a zipped archive and saved as a .CPGZ file.

CPIO files can be created and extracted using "ditto," a Unix BSD command line program. Typing the command "ditto -c" creates a CPIO archive.

Open With
Windows

IconPeaZip

IconApache Commons Compress

macOS

IconApple Archive Utility

IconIncredible Bee Archiver

IconApache Commons Compress

Unix

IconGNU cpio

Iconditto

IconApache Commons Compress

Updated 2007
Information from the PC File Extensions Reference
https://pc.net/extensions/file/cpio
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