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Old 10-20-2005, 01:22 PM   #1
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TAR newbie question


I'm looking to tar up a directory structure (tons of files and subdirectories), and have it keep the file permissions (owner, group, group ID's etc).

What's the proper switch for this? Thanks!
 
Old 10-20-2005, 01:43 PM   #2
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seven,

you can man tar and it will tell you how to tar up a directory. I do believe it's -d but man tar will help you greatly.
 
Old 10-20-2005, 02:01 PM   #3
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:\ Was hoping for a bit more than RTFM, but thanks all the same.
 
Old 10-20-2005, 02:46 PM   #4
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There is no switch to store file permissions as tar stores the permissions anyway.

However, you need to explicitly tell it to preserve permissions when *extracting*.

The switch for this is prominently displayed in the man page. If you're not prepared to rtfm when necessary, then why are you using Linux?
 
  


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