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rpm2archive - Man Page

Create tar archive from RPM Package Manager (RPM) package.


rpm2archive {-n|--nocompression} {-f|--format=pax|cpio} FILES


rpm2archive converts the .rpm files specified as arguments to tar archives on standard out.

If a '-' argument is given, an rpm stream is read from standard in.

If standard out is connected to a terminal, the output is written to tar files with a ".tgz" suffix, gzip compressed by default.

In opposite to rpm2cpio rpm2archive also works with RPM packages containing files greater than 4GB which are not supported by cpio.


-n,  --nocompression

Generate uncompressed tar archive and use ".tar" as postfix of the file name.

-f,  --format=pax|cpio

Generate archive in specified format: pax (the default format) or cpio. Note that the cpio format cannot host files over 4GB in size and is only supported here for backwards compatibility.


rpm2archive glint-1.0-1.i386.rpm | tar -xvz

rpm2archive glint-1.0-1.i386.rpm ; tar -xvz glint-1.0-1.i386.rpm.tgz

cat glint-1.0-1.i386.rpm | rpm2archive - | tar -tvz

See Also

rpm2cpio(8), rpm(8)


Florian Festi <ffesti@redhat.com>

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27 January 2020