cpio.h man page


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cpio.h — cpio archive values


#include <cpio.h>


The <cpio.h> header shall define the symbolic constants needed by the c_mode field of the cpio archive format, with the names and values given in the following table:

NameDescriptionValue (Octal)
C_IRUSRRead by owner.0000400
C_IWUSRWrite by owner.0000200
C_IXUSRExecute by owner.0000100
C_IRGRPRead by group.0000040
C_IWGRPWrite by group.0000020
C_IXGRPExecute by group.0000010
C_IROTHRead by others.0000004
C_IWOTHWrite by others.0000002
C_IXOTHExecute by others.0000001
C_ISUIDSet user ID.0004000
C_ISGIDSet group ID.0002000
C_ISVTXOn directories, restricted deletion flag.0001000
C_ISREGRegular file.0100000
C_ISBLKBlock special.0060000
C_ISCHRCharacter special.0020000
C_ISLNKSymbolic link.0120000

The <cpio.h> header shall define the following symbolic constant as a string:

MAGIC    "070707"

The following sections are informative.

See Also

The Shell and Utilities volume of POSIX.1‐2008, pax


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