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[Bug-tar] bug: extracting permissions

From: Toby Peterson
Subject: [Bug-tar] bug: extracting permissions
Date: Wed, 5 Jan 2005 05:23:11 -0500


As far as I can determine, tar (versions 1.14+) improperly extracts the permissions of directories. Even with --no-same-permissions, tar appears to overwrite the permissions of any existing directories which also happen to be in the tarball. In earlier versions, permissions are only overwritten if -p or --same-permissions is specified.

I have some simple test cases to reproduce this; let me know if you want to see them. I've reproduced this issue with tar 1.15.1 on Mac OS X 10.3/10.4, FreeBSD 4.10, and Fedora Core 2.

Thanks for looking into this.

- Toby Peterson

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