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SubjectRe: initramfs buffer spec -- second draft
On January 15, 2002 09:14 pm, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> Daniel Phillips wrote:
> > You apparently wrote:
> > > I don't think think this application alone is enough to add Yet Another
> > > Version of CPIO. However, if there are more compelling reasons to do so
> > > for CPIO backup reasons itself I guess we could write it up and add it
> > > to GNU cpio as "linux" format...
> >
> > Oh, it is, really it is. It's not just any application, and GNU already
> > has its own verion of cpio.
> But not their own data format.

From the man page:

"The new ASCII format is portable between
different machine architectures and can be used on any size file system, but is
not supported by all versions of cpio; currently, it is only supported by GNU and
Unix System V R4."

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