Xin reads from standard input splitting the data up into sections. Each section is piped into a command separately.
For example, Xin can be combined with a simple script to burn multiple volume cpio backups onto CD without needing any temporary space for disc images.
- # find . -print0 -depth | cpio -o0v -Hcrc | xin -b 650M -e stdin2cd
- # cpio -idumv -F /dev/cdrom
See xin(1) for more detailed information about the command.
The Xin archive also includes an RPM spec file. RPM users can build a binary package ready to install by running:
rpm -tb xin-1.0.0.tar.gzYou will find the binary rpm under /usr/src/rpm/RPMS/i386 or /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386.