cwrsync server 2.0.4 / winxp / ownership problems?

Tevfik Karagülle tevfik at
Tue Jan 31 22:11:42 GMT 2006

It is possible to instruct cygwin not to reflect permission changes to windows' file system. This
can be done by specifying CYGWIN=nontsec. 
In this case, all permission related changes ordered by rsync will be discarded. Rsync daemon
implemented by cwrsync server uses cygwin=notnsec by default.

Cwrsync is simply a minimal  'rsync on cygwin'  environment packaged into an installer. Rsync
executable in cwrsync is compiled by using the last available rsync source (2.6.6 at the moment). If
you are only interested in rsync, cwrsync can be a solution for you. Otherwise, I recommend to
install a full-blown cygwin which offers much more than rsync.

Best regards

|: Tev :|  

> -----Original Message-----
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> Behalf Of Wayne Davison
> Sent: 31. januar 2006 19:28
> To: Erik Jacobs
> Cc: rsync at
> Subject: Re: cwrsync server 2.0.4 / winxp / ownership problems?
> On Tue, Jan 31, 2006 at 01:13:47PM -0500, Erik Jacobs wrote:
> > I didn't think that CHMod would have any effect in windows??
> I assumed that the cygwin library would map the internal mode 
> change into an appropriate external change on the filesystem. 
>  However, since I try to avoid MS Windows whenever possible, 
> someone else will need to answer if my assumption is 
> incorrect in the case you're experiencing.
> (Also, I meant to type --chmod=u+w, not --chmod=o+w in my 
> prior email.)
> > Are you referring to the rsync in CVS for cwrsync?
> I'm referring only to the official rsync that I maintain.
> ..wayne..
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