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Re: rsync restore the file owner but rsyncd do it not
- From: Brian Dessent <brian at dessent dot net>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sun, 07 Dec 2008 15:39:08 -0800
- Subject: Re: rsync restore the file owner but rsyncd do it not
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- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
Matthias Meyer wrote:
> My first questions:
> What the reason for not copying the attributes "HS"?
rsync is a POSIX program. It sees everything in terms of POSIX. That
means it sees a file mode, such as 0644, 0755, etc. It reads a mode on
the source and sets that same mode on the dest, that is it. It has no
idea what H/S/R/A attributes mean or that they even exist.
The A attribute gets set on the dest file simply because that is the
default behavior when creating a file. The R attribute gets set because
Cygwin can map that bit easily onto the POSIX "u=w" mode bit, such that
setting a mode like 0444 will cause R to be set and setting 0644 will
cause R to be reset. But S and H have no such easy mapping onto POSIX
modes, so they aren't propagated.
> If I try "-X" I get an error "rsync: extended attributes are not supported on this client"
Any EA support in rsync would most likely be some form of POSIX EA
anyway, not R/H/S/A, so I don't think this really matters.
> The same behavior occurs with a file test.txt which is owned by:
> ls -al shows - user mkgroup
> ls -an shows - 1006 513
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