acl support, etc.

Lee Cullens lee_cullens at
Sat Oct 1 14:48:50 GMT 2005

Matt McCutchen wrote:

>On Thu, 2005-09-29 at 20:09 +0000, stefanke at wrote: 
>>I try to use rsync with the option --acl but it doesn`t work.
>>send_acl : sys_acl_get_file(haservices, SMB_ACL_TYPE_ACCESS): Operation not supported
>>Does my rsync-package don`t support acls or what is going wrong here?
>That means the particular filesystem containing the file "haservices"
>has ACLs disabled, so rsync only copied the permissions.  To enable ACLs
>on a filesystem, add "acl" to its mount options in /etc/fstab and
>On Thu, 2005-09-29 at 20:56 +0000, stefanke at wrote: 
>>I try to use rsync with acl support. Files with acls were transfered but the acls of direcotries don`t! Is it not possible to transfer acls of diretories?
>Directory ACLs seem to transfer fine with rsync 2.6.6.  Try a newer
>version of rsync.
>Yay!  I'm not the only ACL fanatic!


"Yay!  I'm not the only ACL fanatic!"

You are certainly not the only one concerned with understanding and 
facilitating the full functionality of a file system. :-)

My interest, to go along with my article <a 
is in developing an "independent" backup validation for Mac HFS+ file 
systems.  Unfortunately, because of Apple's rsync "handiwork" I'm stuck 
at rsync 2.6.3.  Even in checking out various Open Source software like 
rdiff-backup there does not seem to be much interest in EAs and ACLs, 
though at least there is xattr for AEs.  Portions of ACL handling, 
though, are non-portable.

That is why, after approaching the issue from Python and Bash scripting, 
I'm going back to basics.  It has been twenty some years since I last 
used C, but I'm brushing up now and moving on to ObjC and Cocoa.  The 
one thing I can say for Apple in this regard is their provided IDE (Xcode).

My "intent" is really more than just validation.  As long as I'm pulling 
together the functionality, I hope to develop a package with full file 
system management capabilities - something along the lines of MC and 
Apple's dev tool FileMerge, but with more than two pane functionality.  
Something to keep my head busy in my retirement :<))

Keep up the good work,

Lee C

<blockquote><font color="purple">"The early bird may get the worm but 
the second mouse gets the cheese." -- Willie Nelson</font></blockquote>

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