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This post demonstrates how to extract the file contents of an rpm package, for e.g. analyzing the rpm packaging.
We need two commands for that:
- rpm2cpio - Extract cpio archive from RPM Package Manager (RPM) package.
- cpio - copy files to and from archives
To extract in current directory
rpm2cpio appl-1.0.0.noarch.rpm | cpio -idmv
cpio options explained: