rsync bug recreating

Jason Dravet dravet at
Tue Oct 19 20:51:32 GMT 2004

Thank you very much for your help.  Rsync works much better now.

Thanks again,


-----Original Message-----
From: jim [mailto:jim at] 
Sent: Tuesday, October 19, 2004 3:39 PM
To: rsync at; dravet at
Subject: RE: rsync bug recreating

The permission problem may be related to the setting of the CYGWIN
variable.  This variable may contain several options, but the one you should
take a
look at is ntsec/nontsec. If CYGWIN=ntsec, then the cygwin DLL tries to
POSIX permissions using NT ACLs. It works too good, or not very, depending
how you look at it. If CYGWIN=nontsec, then the cygwin DLL doesn't do
when a CYGWIN process tries to set protections. This lets the native Windows
protections operate as you would expect.

Between my Cygwin boxes, I make sure that CYGWIN=nontsec for rsync.

More info here:

More information about the rsync mailing list