CPIO file extension - Unix CPIO archive
What is cpio file? How to open cpio files?
File type specification:
File extension cpio is generally used for a CPIO archive used in UNIX system.
A .cpio file is a stream of files and directories in a single archive, and often ends with a .cpio file extension. The archive has header information that allows for an application such as the GNU cpio tool to extract the files and directories into a file system. The header of a cpio archive also contains information such as the file name, time stamp, owner and permissions.
The default software associated to cpio file type:
Company or developer:
The Open Group
Unix is multi-tasking operating system for various platforms. The first version was released in 1969. It is developed by AT&T as well as various commercial vendors, universities and non-profit organizations. Traditional Original Unix systems have characteristics of Version 7 Unix or UNIX System V. Unix Specification have Mac OS X, Mac OS X Server, Solaris, AIX, HP/UX, z/OS etc. Other systems, such as Linux and BSD are called Unix-like or Unix system-like.
Company or developer:
Free Software Foundation, Inc.
GNU cpio copies files into or out of a cpio or tar archive. 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. The tar format is provided for compatibility with the tar program.
List of software applications associated to the .cpio file extension
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that can be done with the file: like open cpio file, edit cpio file, convert cpio file, view cpio file, play cpio file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).
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- Open cpio file
- View cpio file
- Create cpio file
- Extract cpio file
Software that open cpio file - Unix CPIO archive
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