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curos 07-18-2005 02:52 AM

folder owner/group weird
As root, I untared a file with tar -xvzf and the folder that got extracted had owner listed as '52400' and the group as '24067'.

To be more specific, I was untarring phpMyAdmin-2.6.3-pl1.tar.gz

and when doing a ls -l, it displays

drwxr-xr-x  7  52400  24067    4096 2005-07-04 14:53 phpMyAdmin-2.6.3-pl1
-rw-r--r--  1 root    root    2767000 2005-07-17 20:35 phpMyAdmin-2.6.3-pl1.tar.gz

why is there that weird '52400' and '24067' instead of 'root' and 'root'?

gbonvehi 07-18-2005 07:13 AM

tar files keeps owner and group settings when decompressing as root, since root can access al files, it's not a problem. If you issue the command as a user the file will be decompressed as owned by that user.

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