Group Permissions?

donkey at donkey at
Fri Jan 23 16:49:56 GMT 2004

Does this mean that rsync requires that the destination directory be owned by 
the user calling rsync and that it is not sufficient for the user to have write 
permissions to that directory?

> The only way you can have inconsistent ownership (without having root
> involved) is for you to have ommitted 'chown'ed the entire tree to the
> new user that is running rsync.  This is needed to give that user full
> permissions to be able to change things (merely being able to write a
> file does not give you any permissions to change the permissions, for
> instance, and on some OSes, not even the permission to set an arbitrary
> timestamp).  So, either run "chown -R new-user /dest/path" as root, or
> remove the tree as the old-user and recopy it as the new-user.
> ..wayne..

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