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Re: [Bug-tar] bug: extracting permissions

From: Sergey Poznyakoff
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] bug: extracting permissions
Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2005 12:56:44 +0200

Paul Eggert <address@hidden> wrote:

> But the word "umask" is less meaningful to ordinary users than
> "permissions" is.

Yes, unfortunately :(

> Also, there's the argument of stability.  I'm not saying
> --same-permissions is a perfect name, but it has been with us for over
> 15 years and we haven't gotten many complaints about it (with one
> notable exception: a complaint from RMS that caused us to add
> "--preserve-permissions" as an alias in November 1989 :-).

OK, let it be so, then.


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