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

Jaap Struyk japie at
Sun Mar 9 22:30:49 PDT 2008

Robert Connolly schreef:

> I don't like the current behavior because it silently makes a backdoor, with 
> the user to blame for not using the right Tar options.

The user is always to blame... ;-)
What's wrong with chown -R 0.0 ?
Changing default behauviour of tar can affect applications relying on 
the defaults, personaly I would vote against...
Groetjes Japie

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