Why does --xattrs imply --perms?

Matt McCutchen hashproduct+rsync at gmail.com
Sat Aug 4 21:59:35 GMT 2007

Why does --xattrs imply --perms (according to the man page)?  Unlike
--acls, --xattrs is not logically a superset of --perms (since
system.* xattrs are ignored).  I might conceivably want to copy some
user xattrs that I set on my files while allowing the destination
permissions to take the default value.


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