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Wed Jan 22 10:58:38 EST 2003
* Michael P. Soulier <msoulier at digitaltorque.ca> [030122 10:53]:
> When root untar's a file, the files maintain ownership of the original
> owner. This doesn't happen with a non-priviledged user.
> Anyone know why that is?
Probably because a user is not allowed to change the file ownership to
that other then it's own.
That is to say...
chown someoneelse foo
will fail, unless you are root.
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