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Re: CPIO with solaris 9 flash archives

On May 18 16:23, Clemson, Chris wrote:
> Hi everyone!
> I'm trying to get cygwin cpio to view/extract a flash archive made on solaris 9.
> According to the docs, a flash archive is just a cpio archive.
> Reading the during the solaris install works fine, but I am having trouble getting cygwin cpio to view it:
> E:\>cpio -ivF v240-disbox-v1-08-archive /etc/release
> cpio: warning: skipped 90486 bytes of junk
> cpio: warning: archive header has reverse byte-order
> cpio: warning: skipped 188023 bytes of junk
> cpio: warning: skipped 1360 bytes of junk
> cpio: warning: skipped 146962 bytes of junk
> cpio: premature end of file
> E:\>
> both the file and the drive I am reading it with work fine.
> I can't say I've used cpio much, but the man pages say that it should recognise the format automatically.
> any ideas what I'm doing wrong?

Hard to say.  Either it's not really a compatible cpio format (some
Solaris native format perhaps) or cpio doesn't recognize the format
automatically and you should try the -H command line switch.

Out of curiosity, what does `file v240-disbox-v1-08-archive' print?


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