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GNU cpio is a tool for creating and extracting archives, or copying files from one place to another. It handles a number of cpio formats as well as reading and writing tar files. This is the first edition of the GNU cpio documentation and is consistant with GNU cpio 2.5.

1. Introduction  
2. Tutorial  Getting started.
3. Invoking cpio  How to invoke `cpio'.
4. Magnetic Media  Using tapes and other archive media.
Concept Index  Concept index.

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Invoking cpio

3.1 Copy-out mode  
3.2 Copy-in mode  
3.3 Copy-pass mode  
3.4 Options  

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