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[Bug-cpio] cpio uses absolute paths by default ... bug or feature ?

From: Mike Frysinger
Subject: [Bug-cpio] cpio uses absolute paths by default ... bug or feature ?
Date: Mon, 9 May 2005 20:43:11 -0400
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the default behavior of cpio is to extract archives with absolute 
pathnames ... some feel [1] that having this as the default is a bad idea and 
proposed patches [2] to change cpio to extract with relative paths by default 
but allow for absolute pathnames via a new parameter

[1] http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/396429/2005-04-18/2005-04-24/0
[2] http://bugs.gentoo.org/attachment.cgi?id=57389

i really dont care either way, but i'd prefer to keep cpio behavior as close 
as possible to how upstream wants

so the question is, will the default behavior of extracting with absolute 
paths be retained since it's always been like that ?

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