"set owner" option for rsync client

Corey Stup coreystup at gmail.com
Wed Apr 9 15:20:12 GMT 2008

I have the following configuration:

Server side:
rsync daemon running as suid root, use chroot set to false.

Client side:
rsync client setuid root (so that it can write over other suid root owned

When doing a :: based rsync to the server, I'd like to have the client be
able to create/update files as the owner I pass on the command line.   Since
it has to be setuid root, and I don't use the -o option to preserve owner
(my users aren't the same between client and server so I don't want it to
map), it ends up creating the files as root.

There doesn't appear to be a way for me to tell rsync to use a specific
owner for creating/updating files.   The --chmod option lets me override
permissions, but nothing for owner.   Perhaps a --setuid option?

Any suggestions?
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