ACL and RSYNC and -a

Paul Slootman paul at
Fri Aug 12 09:36:57 GMT 2005

On Thu 11 Aug 2005, Marc Perkel wrote:

> Forgive me if this has already been asked but - shouldn't the '-a' 
> switch include -X and -A for ACLs and extended attributes?
> I thought that -a means everything - so when everything grows -a should 
> grow with it.

-a does not mean everything... e.g. it does not include -H as that
incurs a lot more processing. -X and -A aren't (yet?) understood by
standard rsync versions, so I don't think it's useful to include those
in -a yet.

Paul Slootman

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