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SubjectRE: ownership/permissions of cpio initrd
hmmm...I looked at that -- that's extract and passthrough, but not create...

I'll look at the other solutions...but the bottom line if you want to do root things, you need to
become root -- its always a better idea to munge bits than change ANYONE can make
distributions with no special priveleges...


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andreas Schwab []
> Sent: Tuesday, December 05, 2006 3:31 PM
> To: Marty Leisner
> Cc:;; Leisner, Martin
> Subject: Re: ownership/permissions of cpio initrd
> "Marty Leisner" <> writes:
> > Since a cpio is just a userspace created string of bits, I suppose
> > you can apply a set of ownership/permissions to files IN the archive
> > by playing with the bits...
> -R, --owner=[USER][:.][GROUP] Set the ownership of all
> files created to the
> specified USER and/or GROUP
> Andreas.
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> Andreas Schwab, SuSE Labs,
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