Symlinks in OS X (10.4.1)

Wesley W. Terpstra wesley at
Sun Oct 14 15:08:13 GMT 2007

On Oct 13, 2007, at 8:56 PM, dsp at wrote:
> since OS X has no support for symlink permissions

Actually, this isn't quite true. osx has no lchmod, but if you set a  
umask before creating the link, the permissions are set. So, as  
opposed to ignoring the permissions, perhaps we should teach rsync  
how to set them. I'll probably look at this as soon as I'm done  
writing a patch for preserving the creation date.

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