Saving ownership as non-root

Robert Siemer Robert.Siemer-rsync at
Wed Aug 16 11:50:39 GMT 2006

Hello everybody!

Out of curiosity: What (backup) solutions do you use to let rsync store
device files and ownership permissions without root privileges?

I found out about "fakeroot" so far. Is there actually a practical use
for the "--super" option? I didn't find anything as fakeroot doesn't
need it...

Additionally it would be a nice idea to refer to "fakeroot" from the
rsync manual. - It took me a day to find that out. And am still looking
for alternatives... Anyone?


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