patch against manpage

Paul Slootman paul at
Wed Mar 12 23:27:32 EST 2003

This is a patch against the manpage to clarify what the --perm option
does and does not do.

Paul Slootman
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diff -ru orig/rsync-2.5.6/rsync.1 rsync-2.5.6/rsync.1
--- orig/rsync-2.5.6/rsync.1	2003-01-28 04:11:57.000000000 +0100
+++ rsync-2.5.6/rsync.1	2003-03-07 12:18:19.000000000 +0100
@@ -562,8 +562,13 @@
 .IP "\fB-p, --perms\fP" 
-This option causes rsync to update the remote
-permissions to be the same as the local permissions\&.
+This option causes rsync to update the destination file's
+permissions to be the same as the source's permissions\&.
+Whether or not this option is specified, destination permissions for
+newly created files are ALWAYS the same as the source permissions\&.
+I.e. this option only affects whether the permissions on existing
+destination files are updated or not\&.
 .IP "\fB-o, --owner\fP" 
 This option causes rsync to set the owner of the

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