Comment 1 for bug 1785291

Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

I've discussed the issue regarding extraction of xattrs with upstream developers of tar and discovered that only user.* extended attributes are extracted by default due to cross platform compatibility concerns[1]. Based on that discussion and the small number of programs utilizing extended attributes it was decided to not pursue making xattrs the default.

[1] https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-tar/2019-06/msg00002.html