[Python-Dev] Adding Optik to 2.3 standard library

Anthony Baxter Anthony Baxter <anthony@interlink.com.au>
Thu, 18 Apr 2002 12:17:05 +1000

>>> 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.

It's another type of file archiver. Depending on who you ask,
it's superior to tar because it correctly handles hard links and the

Anthony Baxter     <anthony@interlink.com.au>   
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