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Reason is I want to make a tidy script instead of

cd /some/dir
cpio -whatever<somefile
cd -

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There is nothing in GNU cpio to allow for this. This might be a little cleaner:

(cd /some/dir && cpio -whatever < somefile)

Using the subshell parentheses will preserve the scripts current working directory and using && will ensure that the cpio extraction is only done if you successfully change directories to the target.

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Thanks a lot! Exactly what I needed. –  Erik I Aug 6 '09 at 17:41

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