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Old 08-21-2006, 08:00 AM   #1
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script to untar a .gz file and then chown it for a user??

Im trying to make a script which untar's a particular .gz file into a directory like /usr/local/src/
and then chown's the source directory using my Username

for eg:


tar -xvzf abcd.gz -C /usr/local/src/

chown -R username.username /usr/local/src/abcd
Is it possible, as I normally have made a dir /home/username/software to download all source files and then untar it into /usr/local/src/. The problem comes up when I untar the .gz file as /usr/local/src/ is owned by root and I dont want to untar any file as root and then compile it.

Old 08-21-2006, 09:40 AM   #2
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Is there something wrong with the example script you have there? It should work fine.
Old 08-23-2006, 12:42 AM   #3
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Yes, there is. I do not want to name a particular software to untar. Id rather have it taken as $1 (eg /home/danish/abcd.tar.gz) And that later I can chown it when it is untarred in to the /usr/local/src/ directory.



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