root+tar's '--same-owner --preserve' options

Robert Connolly robert at
Sat Mar 8 16:37:45 PST 2008

On Saturday March 8 2008 07:32:02 pm Kevin Day wrote:
> Are there --same-owner and --same-permissions flags?
> For purposes of having root user archive a system where the permission
> do in fact need to be preserved.
> Other than that, I cannot think of anything else.
> --
> Kevin Day

Yes, the patch can be reversed with 'tar --same-owner --preserve'.

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