Operation not permitted in rsync

Wayne Davison wayned at samba.org
Fri May 4 16:24:10 GMT 2007

On Sun, Apr 01, 2007 at 09:05:10PM -0500, ying lcs wrote:
> Can you please tell me what is the meaning of the following error message?
> rsync: chgrp 
> "/media/LINUXBACKUP/backup/sample/sample/mozilla1.5/mozilla/dom/src/data/.svn/text-base/20070227225544.tar.svn-base"
> failed: Operation not permitted (1)

That usually means that the user running the rsync doesn't own the
file on the receiving side, so rsync's attempt to change its group
information failed.


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