A Backup and Archiving Utility
This package is based on the package 'cpio' from project 'openSUSE:Factory'.
This is GNU cpio, a program to manage archives of files. This package
also includes 'mt', a tape drive control program. Cpio copies files
into or out of a cpio or tar archive. An archive is a file that
contains other files plus information about them, such as their
pathname, owner, time stamps, and access permissions. The archive can
be another file on the disk, a magnetic tape, or a pipe.
This package normally includes the program 'rmt', which provides remote
tape drive control. Because there is a compatible 'rmt' in the 'dump'
package, 'rmt' is not included in this package. If you are planning to
use the remote tape features provided by cpio, install the 'dump'
package as well.