rpm2cpio - How to List files under RPM?

rpm2cpio, as its name suggest, takes an RPM package file and convert it into cpio archive. The cpio is a binary file archiver and is a stream of files and directories in a single archive.

rpm2cpio takes only only one argument. The interesting part is its optional.
It is  the name of the package file to be converted. Under no filename specified o n the command line,  rpm2cpio will simply read from standard input and convert that to a cpio archive.

Let's download the subversion RPM (as an example) and see how rpm2cpio can be used to display the files.

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