am I missing something, or are permissions always preserved?

Dave Dykstra dwd at
Tue Jan 21 01:02:01 EST 2003

I submitted a change to ignore errors from chmod when -p is not set.
GNU cp does the same thing.

- Dave Dykstra

On Mon, Jan 13, 2003 at 01:13:48PM -0800, jw schultz wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 13, 2003 at 02:38:29PM -0600, Dave Dykstra wrote:
> > On Mon, Jan 13, 2003 at 11:00:58AM -0800, Ben wrote:
> > > Well that's annoying. I've tried changing the encoding of this
> > > attempt... maybe it'll get through this time.
> > 
> > Yes, it came through better this time.
> > 
> > > As a rule of thumb, I think silent errors a very bad idea. It means
> > > things might not be behaving like you expect, but you have no idea. In
> > > general, rsync's current behavior is correct. In my case niche case, it
> > > doesn't work. I think the proper solution is to change rsync's behavior,
> > > not reduce the errors it produces.
> > 
> > Maybe it wouldn't be so bad if it only looked for certain error codes from
> > the failed chmod.  The nice thing about ignoring errors is that it's one
> > less thing for users to have to learn and understand.
> > 
> > Any other opinions?
> First, identify the errno.  Is it the same for cygwin and
> samba mounts?  Then do the treatment for that errno(s) only.
> As far as i can tell except where the filesystem doesn't
> support chmod an error chmoding here is insane.  We just
> created the file.
> I'd rather kick out a warning on the first one and then
> ignore.  That warns the user that something isn't quite
> right without flooding the log.
> Dave, see my post a litter earlier in the thread for a
> possible code change.
> > 
> > > If it comes through, take a look at the patch. I think I did a decent
> > > job of updating the docs so that purpose of the new flag is clear.
> > 
> > At a minimum I think the option is too limited.  I'd want a solution
> > that would work for both the fixed permission samba case and the vfat
> > filesystem under Linux case.  In particular, I don't see it skipping
> > the fchmod in do_mkstemp.  I don't know, maybe that's the only addition
> > that would be needed.

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