Copy all files and directories in a directory and add them [o]nto an archive, in [v]erbose mode


  • Copies files in and out of archives.
    Supports the following archive formats: cpio's custom binary, old ASCII, new ASCII, crc, HPUX binary, HPUX old ASCII, old tar, and POSIX.1 tar.
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find {{path/to/directory}} | cpio -ov > {{archive.cpio}}

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