[CentOS] Tar of files

Wed Mar 3 15:15:22 UTC 2021
R C <cjvijf at gmail.com>

I think on linux (most systems I ran into actually), UIDs and GIDs are 
numerical with just a "human friendly" translation (from passwd/group.   
If you extract a tar file, for example, and the  owner/group 
(numerically) does not exist on the target system, you get to see the  
'old' uid/gid from the src system.

On 3/3/21 8:06 AM, Bernstein, Noam CIV USN NRL (6393) Washington DC 
(USA) via CentOS wrote:
> Does anyone understand why there exists a "--numeric-owner" flag?  I replied off-list with the same information as others posted here, but the existence and docs for that flag at least imply that the default is usernames, not UIDs.
> 							Noam
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