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Old 07-18-2005, 02:52 AM   #1
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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'?
Old 07-18-2005, 07:13 AM   #2
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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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