Not preserving permissions really preserves some

Dave Dykstra dwd at
Wed Jan 8 14:36:00 EST 2003

On Wed, Jan 08, 2003 at 03:08:38PM +1100, tim_smithers at wrote:
> Thanks for the reply.
> I did see this on the to-do list, and thought that it might
> be a preferable solution (just a bit more work).
> It would be messy to do the xargs stuff as I am running rsync
> over ssh with restricted commands based upon keys :-)
> Questions:
>    1. Is the proposed solution in the todo (--chmod) agreed?


>    2. Is anyone actively working on it?


>    3. If I wrote the patch to support the --chmod as outlined
>       in the todo file, would someone apply it (assuming my
>       code was okay ;-) ?

Yes, although probably not in the very next release, probably in 2.6.0,
unless the changes ended up being very isolated and we could clearly see
there was very little risk in breaking something else.

>    4. Should the patch be applied to the "head", or should it
>       be against the latest release version?

To the CVS "head".

- Dave

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