cwrsync server 2.0.4 / winxp / ownership problems?

Tevfik Karagülle tevfik at
Mon Jan 30 22:34:55 GMT 2006

Hi Erik,

Since cwrsync contains some windows-specific arrangements not directly related to rsync itself, I've
established a cwrsync discussion forum half a year ago. It is available at . You
may consider to post your problem at this forum as well.

Back to your problem: By default, cwrsync is configured to not to map unix permissions to windows
equivalents (env.variable CYGWIN=nontsec). In other words, what you set as windows permissions on
your directories will not be disturbed by cwrsync. If you want to give your admins write permissions
on /stuff/windows, you may simply run the command below only once:

Xcacls "windows directory behind module crystal_windows" /T /E /G Administrators:F

Best regards


cwRsync maintainer 

> -----Original Message-----
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> Behalf Of Erik Jacobs
> Sent: 30. januar 2006 22:25
> To: rsync at
> Subject: cwrsync server 2.0.4 / winxp / ownership problems?
> Hi all!
> We're using cwrsync server 2.0.4 on winxp to keep files up to 
> date between some operator machines.
> Whenever I run rsync to send files to another machine, the 
> read-only flag gets set.  The cwrsync user was created (the 
> install is completely standard)... so I'm thinking it might 
> have something to do with that.
> Here's my rsyncd.conf:
> use chroot = false
> strict modes = false
> hosts allow = *
> log file = rsyncd.log
> pid file =
> [crystal_windows]
> path=/stuff/windows
> read only=false
> comment=some stuff
> When I run the following command from my laptop:
> rsync -vzrLpogtu /stuff/windows/ user at node7::crystal_windows
> It sets *ALL* the files in the /stuff/windows folder on the 
> remote machine to read-only.
> This is a big problem because it means that when an operator 
> goes to edit a file in the windows folder with a program, he 
> has to first make the file not read only.
> Is it possible to change the cwrsync configuration so that it 
> runs as the same user that the operator logs in as?  I'm 
> thinking that for some reason windows is getting confused and 
> setting the ownership to the cwrsync user and that's why the 
> operator user sees the file as read-only.  Because the 
> operator is an administrator, the read-only can be turned 
> off, but every time rsync touches the folder it seems to 
> reset all the permissions settings.
> Thanks in advance!
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