Running 'rsync' as root misses files

Tony at Tony at
Thu Sep 22 19:37:46 GMT 2005

Sounds like rsync is being run, not as root, but as the same user
as that of the program it is called from.
It might be useful to know what you are doing that you think
is running rsync as root.
(In general, having one program with the ability to run a different
program as root is maybe not such a good idea. Unlimited damage.)

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Madison Kelly
Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2005 2:05 PM
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Subject: Running 'rsync' as root misses files

Hi all,

   I was wondering, I run (inside another program) 'rsync' as 'root'
using '--files-from'. It seems to error though on files with permissions
where 'everyone' does not have read permissions (ie: permissions of

   Is this the normal behaviour for 'rsync' could I be missing something?

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