patch to avoid race condition in rsync 2.5.6

Carson Gaspar carson at
Wed May 21 08:10:56 EST 2003

--On Tuesday, May 20, 2003 4:57 PM +0200 Paul Slootman 
<paul+rsync at> wrote:

> Hmm, might this not lead to the situation that the file can't be renamed
> due to the permissions in some cases?

Not until rsync implements ACLs, and probably not then. Renaming is based 
on the directory's permissions, not the file's. At least in POSIX 


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