[Python-Dev] Adding Optik to 2.3 standard library
Wed, 17 Apr 2002 08:21:26 -0400
On Wed, Apr 17, 2002 at 08:09:34AM -0400, Guido van Rossum wrote:
>> If it's wanted, I have a cpio reader class somewhere that could be
>> thrown in. Note that (from memory) it only handles some of the many,
>> many different cpio formats...
>cpio? What's that? An RPM reader, now that would be useful.
cpio is a program like tar, that reads tar files in addition to its
own format. Unfortunately there are a bunch of different cpio
formats; see the GNU manpage for cpio for a list.
To answer your third sentence, note that the RPM tools include
rpm2cpio. Also, Red Hat's rpm module likely includes functions for
reading RPM file.
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