Stupid 'tar' question

Marc S. Jensen mjensen at metronet.com
Tue Jan 21 08:04:54 PST 2003


> 1) Some users don't like / have trouble reading HTML mail

Sorry.  I've lived in Outlook World for too long <sigh>


> 2) info tar
>
> `--no-same-owner'
>      When extracting an archive, do not attempt to preserve the owner
>      specified in the `tar' archive.  This the default behavior for
>      ordinary users; this option has an effect only for the superuser.
>
> `--no-same-permissions'
>      When extracting an archive, subtract the user's umask from files
>      from the permissions specified in the archive.  This is the
>      default behavior for ordinary users; this option has an effect
>      only for the superuser.

Duh.  RTFM!  :-)

Thanks for the help -- I'll set you an alias like you suggest, and use that
in the future.

Cheers,

Marc



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