Setting the File/Folder chmod bits - Wish List ?

jw schultz jw at
Mon Nov 18 11:51:03 EST 2002

On Mon, Nov 18, 2002 at 11:20:17AM -0000, Leigh Dodd wrote:
> Is it possible to set the u-g-o bits in a Rsync ?
> What I want to do is synce files from one machine to another (public web
> machine) so that all the files are READ-ONLY and, of course, the sub
> Can't find any command line options or rsync.conf settings.
> Would be nice to have a --chmod-file=xxxx and a --chmod-folder=xxxx
> option, and with the same type of function in the conf file.

I think something like this has come up before.  As it is
you can either bracket the rsync with chmod of the source
or you can chmod -R a-w destination afterwards.  To confirm,
i tried playing with umask and a umask of 222 prevented the

If you choose to chmod the destination i'd suggest not using
the -p or -a options.

PS.  In POSIX filesystems we don't have folders.  We have
directories. And the difference matters :)

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