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How to create a folder which will change its contents’ ownership to what the folder has?

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http://unix.stackexchange.com – In a GNU/Linux OS there is no way to change ownership of a file until you are root. But what if I want to hide my system’s username e.g. before sending a file to someone, because some things like tar will try to keep it? What I think about is something like # mkdir --mode=????? /tmp/nobodysfiles # chown nobody:nobody /tmp/nobodysfiles $ whoami popcorneater $ ls -l ~/file -rw-r--r-- 1 popcorneater popcorneater 12345 oct. 18 11:10 $ cp ~/file /tmp/nobodysfiles/ $ ls -l /tmp/nobodysfiles/file -rw-r--r-- 1 nobody nobody 12345 oct. 18 11:11 (HowTos)