[Python-Dev] Help needed for tar archive creation with changed UID/GID

bheemesh v bheemesh at gmail.com
Tue Oct 6 12:19:32 CEST 2009


I am a newbie to this mailing list, i have seen in some mail discussions
about a tar archive creation by forcibly setting the UID/GID to a specific
user (say root).

Te code mentioned goes like this:

tar = tarfile.open("foo.tar.gz", "w:gz")
for filename in filenames:
  tarinfo = tar.gettarinfo(filename)
  if tarinfo.isreg():
    fobj = open(filename)
    fobj = None

  tarinfo.uid = 0
  tarinfo.gid = 0
  tar.addfile(tarinfo, fobj)

But this is not really working for me as when i am trying to un-tar or
un-compress contents to a new directory and contents still have diff GID &
UID in the long listing of directory.

Can somebody suggest an alternative or a working case if already changes are
done here.

Thanks in advance.

Best regards,
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