Re: [Evolution] Backup and Restore

On Mon, 2004-02-02 at 19:38, Christopher Ness wrote:

Don't FAT partitions lose the user permissions on files.  I think tar
may know about them though?  Probably not, the user that uncompresses
the file will probably have their permissions put on the new
uncompressed files.  Anyone else?

The *.tar.gz file itself (when stored on a FAT partition) won't have an
associated user, group or file permissions, but the files *within* the
tarball will have these retained (although the user and group are stored
numerically, not by name, so if you untar the file on another system
where you have the same user name but different UID and GID numbers then
things may not work quite as expected).

Best, Darren

D. D. Brierton            darren dzr-web com
       Trying is the first step towards failure (Homer Simpson)

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