strip setuid/setgid bits on backup (was Re: small security-related rsync extension)

tim.conway at tim.conway at
Fri Jul 19 14:12:02 EST 2002

On Fri, 19 Jul 2002, Dan Stromberg wrote:

> Many apologies.  If we update on the nfs server, as we've intended all
> along, we should have no .nfs* files.

Well, here's one thing that could make them, even if they're being created 
only directly, not over NFS.
I'm watching the directory you're syncing into.
I open the file  while it's still there.
You delete it, and I've got my .nfs* file.

Tim Conway
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