tar extraction changes ownership of /root directory

I have a tar and when extracting it changes /root to a uid and gid of the source server which is bad especially for /root!

You can get around this by extracting as follows:

Add the -o switch which means "--no-same-owner"

tar -o -zxvf sometar.tar.gz


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tar, extraction, ownership, directory, extracting, uid, gid, server, follows, quot, zxvf, sometar, gz,

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