[Python-Dev] Help needed for tar archive creation with changed UID/GID
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)
fobj = open(filename)
fobj = None
tarinfo.uid = 0
tarinfo.gid = 0
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
Thanks in advance.
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