rsync without syncing file permissions under W2K

tim.conway at tim.conway at
Wed May 22 15:55:02 EST 2002

Yes.  don't tell rsync to preserve permissions.  That means Don't use -p 
(or -a, which implies -p).

Tim Conway
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"Wernicke, Heino (CGS)" <extern.heino.wernicke at>
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05/22/2002 12:54 AM

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        cc:     (bcc: Tim Conway/LMT/SC/PHILIPS)
        Subject:        rsync without syncing file permissions under W2K

Hi there,

I'm playing arround with rsync under W2K in conjunction with the
cygwin environment.
What I want is to get rsync copy a folder tree from one W2K machine
to another W2K machine through a firewall.
I installed the cygwin on both machines and got the rsync running
which is using an openssh connection with public key authentication.
Everything works fine except for the assignment of file permissions
on target machine.
I want to copy the files from source to target machine and the file
permissions on source shouldn't be copied to target machine. I want
the permission from the target files to be inherited from there parent
folders that already exists on target and have several permissions

Has anyone an idea to accomplish that?
I'm close to a give up :-(


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