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I've finally gotten 'cpio' into a shape where it could be useable. This version can archive and extract directories, sockets, FIFOs, devices, symlinks, and regular files. Supported options are -iot, -H FMT (which is a dummy right now). It only writes newc, and could read newc or newcrc. This does NOT implement -d, which essentially is equivalent to mkdir -p $(dirname $FILE) for every file that needs it. Hard links are not supported, though it would be easy to add them given a hash table or something like that. I also have not implemented the "<n> blocks" output on stderr. If desired, I can add it pretty simply. There is one assumption this makes: that the mode of a file, as mode_t, is bitwise equivalent to the mode as defined for the cpio format. This is true of Linux, but is not mandated by POSIX. If it is compiled for a system where that is false, the archives will not be portable.
author Isaac Dunham <>
date Mon, 14 Oct 2013 11:15:22 -0500
parents f4cc0a2aa440
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[ -f ] && .

#testing "name" "command" "result" "infile" "stdin"

testing "head, stdin" "head -n 1 && echo yes" "one\nyes\n" "" "one\ntwo"
testing "head, stdin via -" "head -n 1 - && echo yes" "one\nyes\n" "" "one\ntwo"
testing "head, file" "head input -n 1 && echo yes" "one\nyes\n" "one\ntwo" ""
testing "head, default lines" "head" "1\n2\n3\n4\n5\n6\n7\n8\n9\n10\n" "" "1\n2\n3\n4\n5\n6\n7\n8\n9\n10\n11\n12"

echo "foo
baz" > file1
testing "head, multiple files" "head -n 2 input file1" "==> input <==\none\ntwo\n\n==> file1 <==\nfoo\nbar\n" "one\ntwo\nthree\n" ""
rm file1