Rsync windows vista permissions problems

Matt McCutchen matt at
Wed Jan 30 18:45:28 GMT 2008

On Wed, 2008-01-30 at 13:09 -0500, Doug Lochart wrote:
> We have hit the same problem and what we found out was that Vista
> changed something and either rsync or cygwin can't determine the
> permissions and so nothing (or null) is sent across and this seems to
> cause the directory to be created this way.

Eli and Doug,

If wrong permissions in rsync's file-list are causing the problem, you
could fix the file-list permissions by passing something like
--chmod=a=rw,Da+x to rsync (assuming you have rsync 2.6.7 or newer).


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