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    Usage: cpio [OPTION...] [destination-directory]
    GNU `cpio' copies files to and from archives
    Examples:
      # Copy files named in name-list to the archive
      cpio -o < name-list [> archive]
      # Extract files from the archive
      cpio -i [< archive]
      # Copy files named in name-list to destination-directory
      cpio -p destination-directory < name-list
     Main operation mode:
      -i, --extract              Extract files from an archive (run in copy-in
                                 mode)
      -o, --create               Create the archive (run in copy-out mode)
      -p, --pass-through         Run in copy-pass mode
      -t, --list                 Print a table of contents of the input
     Operation modifiers valid in any mode:
          --block-size=BLOCK-SIZE   Set the I/O block size to BLOCK-SIZE * 512
                                 bytes
      -B                         Set the I/O block size to 5120 bytes
      -c                         Use the old portable (ASCII) archive format
      -C, --io-size=NUMBER       Set the I/O block size to the given NUMBER of
                                 bytes
          --force-local          Archive file is local, even if its name contains
                                 colons
      -f, --nonmatching          Only copy files that do not match any of the given
                                 patterns
      -F, --file=[[USER@]HOST:]FILE-NAME
                                 Use this FILE-NAME instead of standard input or
                                 output. Optional USER and HOST specify the user
                                 and host names in case of a remote archive
      -H, --format=FORMAT        Use given archive FORMAT
      -M, --message=STRING       Print STRING when the end of a volume of the
                                 backup media is reached
      -n, --numeric-uid-gid      In the verbose table of contents listing, show
                                 numeric UID and GID
          --quiet                Do not print the number of blocks copied
          --rsh-command=COMMAND  Use remote COMMAND instead of rsh
      -v, --verbose              Verbosely list the files processed
      -V, --dot                  Print a "." for each file processed
      -W, --warning=FLAG         Control warning display. Currently FLAG is one of
                                 'none', 'truncate', 'all'. Multiple options
                                 accumulate.
     Operation modifiers valid only in copy-in mode:
      -b, --swap                 Swap both halfwords of words and bytes of
                                 halfwords in the data. Equivalent to -sS
      -r, --rename               Interactively rename files
      -s, --swap-bytes           Swap the bytes of each halfword in the files
      -S, --swap-halfwords       Swap the halfwords of each word (4 bytes) in the
                                 files
          --to-stdout            Extract files to standard output
      -E, --pattern-file=FILE    Read additional patterns specifying filenames to
                                 extract or list from FILE
          --only-verify-crc      When reading a CRC format archive, only verify the
                                 CRC's of each file in the archive, don't actually
                                 extract the files
     Operation modifiers valid only in copy-out mode:
      -A, --append               Append to an existing archive.
      -O [[USER@]HOST:]FILE-NAME Archive filename to use instead of standard
                                 output. Optional USER and HOST specify the user
                                 and host names in case of a remote archive
     Operation modifiers valid only in copy-pass mode:
      -l, --link                 Link files instead of copying them, when
                                 possible
     Operation modifiers valid in copy-in and copy-out modes:
          --absolute-filenames   Do not strip file system prefix components from
                                 the file names
          --no-absolute-filenames   Create all files relative to the current
                                 directory
     Operation modifiers valid in copy-out and copy-pass modes:
      -0, --null                 A list of filenames is terminated by a null
                                 character instead of a newline
      -a, --reset-access-time    Reset the access times of files after reading them
                                
      -I [[USER@]HOST:]FILE-NAME Archive filename to use instead of standard input.
                                 Optional USER and HOST specify the user and host
                                 names in case of a remote archive
      -L, --dereference          Dereference  symbolic  links  (copy  the files
                                 that they point to instead of copying the links).
      -R, --owner=[USER][:.][GROUP]   Set the ownership of all files created to the
                                 specified USER and/or GROUP
     Operation modifiers valid in copy-in and copy-pass modes:
      -d, --make-directories     Create leading directories where needed
      -m, --preserve-modification-time
                                 Retain previous file modification times when
                                 creating files
          --no-preserve-owner    Do not change the ownership of the files
          --sparse               Write files with large blocks of zeros as sparse
                                 files
      -u, --unconditional        Replace all files unconditionally
     Informative options:
      -?, --help                 Give this help list
          --license              Print license and exit
          --usage                Give a short usage message
          --version              Print program version
    Mandatory or optional arguments to long options are also mandatory or optional
    for any corresponding short options.
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