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Old 07-03-2007, 09:31 AM   #1
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LXer: Tips from an RHCE: Tar vs. Star — The battle of xattrs


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Contributed by Forrest Taylor In Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 4, tar could not handle the extra information stored in ext2 and ext3 file systems called Extended Attributes (EAs or xattrs). This is a potential problem for backups, because SELinux and ACLs use these Extended Attributes to store the security contexts and access control lists respectively. [...]

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