backups and moving LFS

Matthias Benkmann mbenkmann at
Mon Nov 27 15:04:23 PST 2000

> 1. Yep, tar keeps permissions. It wouldn't be much of a backup program if it
> did not ;-)

Don't forget to specify the correct parameters (sthg like --preserve-owner 
or similar) whe extracting and to extract as root so that changing 
owner,... is allowed.


p.s.: The Tips-HOWTO has a neat trick for moving directory trees across 
filesystems using tar. 

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