rsync: chgrp ... Operation not permitted

Wayne Davison wayned at
Mon Dec 20 21:33:45 GMT 2004

On Mon, Dec 20, 2004 at 10:18:12PM +0100, Pascal Perez wrote:
> but when the client tries to write I have:
> rsync: chgrp "/file/path/here" failed: Operation not permitted (a number)

There was a bug in older rsyncs where it would try to set groups that it
was not authorized to set.  Either upgrade, or avoid using (or implying)
the -g option.


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