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lsinitcpio - Examine an initramfs

lsinitcpio [action] [options] image

Examines the contents of an initcpio image. Without any options, lsinitcpio simply lists the contents of an image.

-a, --analyze
Analyze the contents of the specified image and print output in human readable form.

-c, --config

Show the configuration file the given image was built with.

-l, --list

List the contents of the archive. This is the default action. Pass the -v flag for more detailed results.

-x, --extract

Extract the given image to the current working directory.

-h, --help
Output a short overview of available command-line switches.

-n, --nocolor

Disable color output.

-V, --version

Display version information.

-v, --verbose

Be more verbose. In particular, show long style output when listing the contents of an image, and show files as they are extracted when the -x option is given.

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lsinitcpio was created by Dave Reisner <>

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