[Bug 2868] Allow fifos to be copied by normal users

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Sat Sep 3 16:49:35 GMT 2005


------- Additional Comments From wayned at samba.org  2005-09-03 09:49 -------
Created an attachment (id=1412)
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Make special files copyable by non-root

This patch divides what rsync considered "devices" into devices and specials,
making it possible to control the copying of each category via options.  For
full compatibility when copying to/from an older rsync, the -D option still
means "copy device-files and special-files".  Also, the -a option still turns
on the copying of both categories of files.  However, since specials are now
copied by non-root, this means that a user would need to specify "-a
--no-specials" to turn this off (or "-a --no-D" as a non-root user would also
do the same thing).  Note that the --devices option now turns on just the
copying of devices, so the user should use -D or "--devices --specials" for
both.  Finally, itemized output was extended to output special files with the
letter "s" (separating them from devices, which output with the letter "D").


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