files permission and hidden files are not rsync properly

Matt McCutchen hashproduct+rsync at
Fri Jul 20 14:04:39 GMT 2007

On 7/20/07, Abdul Khan <akhan at> wrote:
> Thanks for the reply, the permission issue is resolved after I
> reconfigured and reinstalled rsync. The only issue I have now is user
> "vpopmail" and group "vchkpw" is not retaining. Its just not retaining
> the user and the group of files.
> I even tried to explicitly put "uid=root" and "gid=root" in the
> /etc/rsync.conf file but it does not work.

Did you add something to the client's command line to tell it to
preserve users and groups (either -og, or -a to preserve everything as
Wayne suggested)?  If so, what users and groups are being set on the
destination?  Still nobody:nobody?

> Another question: i have to manually put list's email address
> "rsync at"  to send mail to  the list instead of  just hit
> the reply. I mean it should go to  the list instead of any member. Can
> anybody just guide me?

If your email client has a "Reply to All", use that instead of
"Reply".  "Reply" replies only to the From address of the original
message, while "Reply to All" also sends a copy to everyone else who
was listed in the To or Cc of the original message.  The
rsync at address, since it never sends messages itself,
would be among these "everyone else".

If there's no "Reply to All", get a better email client or create a
separate webmail account (e.g., Gmail ;) ) for communications with the
rsync list.


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