mkinitcpio 18 Description:
mkinitcpio is an open source and freely distributed command-line software written especially for the Arch Linux operating system and designed from the ground up to allow users to manually generate initramfs images, also known as the initial RAM filesystem. When using the mkinitcpio tool from the command-line interface, run the mkinitcpio --help command to view detailed information about mkinitcpio’s options. The usage message will also be displayed. Among the available command-line options, we can mention the ability to add specified hooks, comma separated, to an image, to use an alternative configuration file, to generate cpio images and write it to a specific location, as well as to list all available hooks.