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SubjectRe: Kernelsources writeable for everyone?!
Daniel schrieb:
> Hi,
> may be this was reported/asked 999999999 times, but here ist the 1000000000th:

You're close. :-P

> I have downloaded linux- 10 min ago and I noticed that every file is
> writeable by everyone. What's going on there?
> coffee src # tar -jtvf linux-
> drwxrwxrwx git/git 0 2006-06-20 11:31:55 linux-

This is intentional. You can set the permissions to anything you want
by making tar honor the umask setting -- without needing to run chmod
after extracting.

So either use the --no-same-permissions option of GNU tar, or simply
don't run tar as root (then this option is on by default), which is a
good idea anyway.

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