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Re: [Bug-tar] [bug #2720] (grass) tar --no-same-owner

From: Dan Jacobson
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] [bug #2720] (grass) tar --no-same-owner
Date: Tue, 07 Dec 2004 07:21:27 +0800

Joerg> tar --no-same-owner is 100% nonportable.

Joerg> Better to use:

Joerg> o Assign to extracted files the user and group identifier of
Joerg> the user running the program rather than those on the archive.

There needs to be recommendations for the person creating the tar
archive, not the simpler person extracting it. "How to make safe

All I can think of then is to chown root(.root or 0.0 or whatever) the
file tree before creating the archive.

Do note all this in the tar manual.

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