ACL and RSYNC possible bug
c172driver99820 at tagonline.com
Sat Aug 20 03:15:56 GMT 2005
Marc Perkel wrote:
> Seems to me it should warn but continue to copy the files anyway ignoring
> the ACLs.
Not necessarily. Failing to copy the ACLs could result in an insufficiently
protected file. In that case, better to not copy w/o the ACLs.
And that's just an example off the top of my head. There are probably other
good reasons to avoid that behavior.
At a more basic level, I think there's a general expectation that a file
"sync" should be atomic: all or nothing. Failing to copy the file's ACL
while copying the file's content violates that expectation.
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