Minor problem with unwritable directories

Assar Westerlund assar at kth.se
Sun Jun 1 13:30:33 EST 2003

Elijah P Newren <newren at math.utah.edu> writes:
> P.S. If it isn't a bug, could someone describe to me why this is
> expected behavior?  I asked the sysadmin about it and he says it looks
> like a bug to him.

Well, there is a reason for this behaviour.  Rsync has to create the
destination directories with write permission for the user, otherwise
it will have a hard time creating files in those directories.  The
permissions are reset to no write permission later.

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