CPIO File Extension

File Type

Unix CPIO Archive




Encoded Files





Basic information about the CPIO file

Files with the CPIO extension are characteristic of 3 operating systems and they are: Linux, Mac OS, Windows. The CPIO extension was originally developed for the Unix application. This is an application developed by The Open Group. Additionally, CPIO files can be handled by applications like PeaZip, IZArc, 7-Zip, Apache Commons Compress.

The structure of such files is typical of Encoded Files. The CPIO file extension can also be found in 236 in other file types and may not be supported by Unix or similar programs. The Unix CPIO Archive file format and the Unix program were developed by N/A. Modification or reading of files with the name Unix CPIO Archive in many cases is done in the Unix program. CPIO detailed description

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CPIO File Extension

What is a(n) CPIO file??

A CPIO file is a type of archive file. A CPIO archive file is typically used to transfer large collections of files between UNIX systems. It was originally designed for the purpose of moving and keeping old versions of software. The Unix cpio command can create, list, extract, and remove archives based on this format.

CPIO File Tools

What tools are we dealing with?

Here are the most important online tools related to CPIO. Through them, you can perform many activities related to CPIO for free. For example, these tools will help you convert or edit your CPIO file.

CPIO File Opener

One of the most used tools is CPIO opener. Here you will find a way to open your unknown CPIO file. Opening the CPIO file allows you not only to view its contents, but also to perform various processes and changes to the file.

CPIO File Viewer

To view the contents of the CPIO file use the CPIO Viewer tool instead of installing special software. Just go to the link provided and select your file. Next, our system will try to view the contents of the CPIO file.

CPIO File Converter

You can always try to convert the CPIO file if you have problems with any operations. Converting the CPIO file will give you more options for editing the data in the file.

CPIO File Editor

If you want to edit the content of CPIO file, please use CPIO editor. If you need to be able to edit the CPIO file as much as possible, then it is best to install special software designed for this purpose. Check out our CPIO file editor page and learn about the possibilities



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