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Re: [Bug-tar] bug: extracting permissions

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] bug: extracting permissions
Date: Thu, 06 Jan 2005 14:20:21 -0800
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Sergey Poznyakoff <address@hidden> writes:

> The default behavior was changed on 2003-07-04. See ChangeLog, the
> following link will show you the exact diffferences introduced that day:
> http://sv.gnu.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs/tar/tar/src/extract.c.diff?r1=1.46&r2=1.47&diff_format=u
> Notice the changes below '@@ -1184,9 +1165,9 @@' marker: it is them that
> cause the change of the default behavior.
> Unfortunately, NEWS file does not seems to contain any mention of that.

The NEWS file has this entry that is supposed to cover the issue.
Does this entry need to be reworded?  It's clear to me, but perhaps
not to others.

* New options --index-file, --no-overwrite-dir.  The --overwrite-dir
  option is now the default; use --no-overwrite-dir if you prefer
  the previous default behavior.

I vaguely recall that the change was for compatibility with other tar
implementations, but I don't remember the details -- sorry.

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