rpm2archive - Man Page

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


rpm2archive {-n|--nocompression} FILES


rpm2archive converts the .rpm files specified as arguments to tar files. By default they are gzip compressed and saved with postfix ".tgz".

If '-' is given as argument, an rpm stream is read from standard in and written to standard out.

In opposite to rpm2cpio rpm2archive also works with RPM packages containing files greater than 4GB which are not supported by cpio. Unless rpm2cpio rpm2archive needs a working rpm installation which limits its usefulness for some disaster recovery scenarios.


-n,  --nocompression

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


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>


27 January 2020