Re: RPMs :o(

David Ford (
Tue, 19 May 1998 18:00:33 -0700 (PDT)

On Tue, 19 May 1998, Peter Horton wrote:
> If you search the file for the byte 0x1f followed by 0x8b (these bytes
> mark a gzip file) and remove everything that precedes them, you will be
> left a gzipped cpio archive, which you can then unzip and unpack.

is this header variable length? before i reinvent the wheel, have you or
someone already made this short header stripper program? nothing fancy,
just removing the header...right?


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