permission problem

Wayne Davison wayned at
Tue Oct 11 17:07:32 GMT 2005

On Tue, Oct 11, 2005 at 10:56:03AM -0400, Paul Sala wrote:
> I though that if I do not specify the -o and -p options, then the perm
> and owner will be the same as the existing target file.

Not quite.  Copying without -p does maintain the current permissions of
an existing file.  However, copying without -o (and without --inplace)
causes a transferred file to take on the owner of the user running rsync
(the use of --inplace would retain the current owner, but limit the data
reduction possible over the network).


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