DO NOT REPLY [Bug 5166] New: -o -g options don't work right or I've misread the man pages

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Sat Dec 29 00:11:55 GMT 2007

           Summary: -o -g options don't work right or I've misread the man
           Product: rsync
           Version: 2.6.6
          Platform: x86
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P3
         Component: core
        AssignedTo: wayned at
        ReportedBy: multicsfan at
         QAContact: rsync-qa at

I'm getting ready to transfer /home from an older slackware linux machine to a
newer ubuntu linux machine.  both are running 2.6.6 (I upgraded the older one
to match the newer one).  When I include the og options the directories and
files have the same UID and GID as on the source machine.  If I'm reading the
man pages correctly what should happen is if a file is owned by user tom group
users on the old machine the same user and group should own the file on the new
machine even if the new machine uses different UID's and GID's.

If the ownership is transferred by UID/GID and not user name/group name then
I'd like to make a suggestion that an option be added so that data can be
transferred by actual user names and group names, not by UID/GID.

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