[lug] cpio

Peter Hutnick peter-lists at hutnick.com
Mon Apr 7 17:19:17 MDT 2003

Robert said:
> Hi folks,
>    I'm building a backup script using cpio as the archiver.
> One part of the script backs up selected files to a common archive file.
> I'm using this syntax:
> find -name $TARGET -print | cpio -oAO $ARCHIVE_FILE
> I thought the syntax was correct, but apparently not, as I receive this
> error"
> "cpio: premature end of file"

Are you sure that your find is finding anything . . . ?

And who's idea was it to give cpio an -0 and a -O switch?

Good luck!


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