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Re: [Bug-tar] Failure with --owner and --group when names cannot be mapp

From: Tim Kientzle
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] Failure with --owner and --group when names cannot be mapped to IDs
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2011 22:45:43 -0700

On Aug 13, 2011, at 10:29 AM, Paul Eggert wrote:

> On 08/08/2011 03:28 AM, Thayne Harbaugh wrote:
>> Attached is a patch that allows archives to be created with
>> arbitrary owner or group names.
> Thanks for the bug report and patch; I was unaware of the problem.
> This runs into another area that I'd been meaning to enhance for some
> time: tar doesn't let you specify both user name and number (only one
> or the other), and similarly for groups.  I wrote and installed the
> following patch into GNU tar, to address both enhancement requests
> simultaneously. 

FYI:  bsdtar uses separate options:  --uname and --uid for user
name/id, --gname and --gid for group name/id.


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