DO NOT REPLY [Bug 3718] RSync should verify permission/time before commiting a change

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Mon Apr 24 19:30:20 GMT 2006

------- Comment #1 from wayned at  2006-04-24 14:30 MST -------
> However, it does not check if the file attributes were updated succesfully.

Sure it does -- it checks the return status of the various calls that it makes
and outputs warnings should they fail (and sets a
not-everything-copied-correctly return code too).  What it does not do is to
discard a file if the ownership or group info was not set correctly. 
Considering that any such failure would leave the file owned by the user
running rsync with that user's default group, this shouldn't be a security
problem (since you must already inherently trust the user running rsync).  I
think it is better to keep the file and let a future rsync run try to fix any
failed ownership problems.

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