Bug 71347 - tar will not extract files where attributes are only owned read write as root
tar will not extract files where attributes are only owned read write as root
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: tar (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2002-08-12 11:46 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:45 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-09-25 21:52:06 EDT
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Description Need Real Name 2002-08-12 11:46:42 EDT
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Description of problem:
When I tried to extract files from a tar archive 'tar -xvf file.tar' any files
with the attributes 0500 or as shown in a tar -tvf, -rw------ will  
return with the error :-
tar: .<filename>: Cannot open: Permission denied

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.create a directory and put some files in it
2.chmod -R 0600 ./testdir
3.tar -cvf ../test.tar ./testdir

Actual Results:  I get the reported error that I don't have permission to
extract the files

Expected Results:  I should have been able to extract the files

Additional info:
Comment 1 Nathan G. Grennan 2002-08-12 23:53:18 EDT
This isn't a bug. You set the directory to 600 before you archived it. Once you
unarchving it is has 600 and it requires 700 to enter. You need the execute bit
on the directory. Follow your steps and after unarchiving the tar use chmod 700
./testdir ; cd testdir.
Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 2002-09-26 11:56:27 EDT

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