Backing Up Files I Don't Own

Wayne Davison wayned at
Sat Mar 20 16:46:41 GMT 2004

On Wed, Mar 17, 2004 at 11:05:28AM -0500, Tim Conway wrote:
> rsync notices that, and refuses to act like root unless it 
> was invoked by a root-owned process.

FYI, the CVS version now acts like root if the effective UID is root, so
it will work in the situation where someone chooses to make it setuid.


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