DO NOT REPLY [Bug 4745] New: Use lchmod and lutimes whenever possible

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Tue Jun 26 17:13:38 GMT 2007

           Summary: Use lchmod and lutimes whenever possible
           Product: rsync
           Version: 3.0.0
          Platform: Other
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: P3
         Component: core
        AssignedTo: wayned at
        ReportedBy: hashproduct+rsync at
         QAContact: rsync-qa at

Currently, on systems that support lchmod and lutimes, rsync uses them only
when it needs to manipulate a symlink.  I think it should use them everywhere
in place of chmod and utimes to avoid surprises or vulnerabilities should a
destination file of another type be suddenly replaced by a symlink.

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