Rsync windows vista permissions problems

Doug Lochart dlochart at
Wed Jan 30 19:34:40 GMT 2008

You are correct and I am out of the loop.  Evidently the client
developer used this approach to solve our Vista problem but I either
forgot or was not informed.  Probably the former =)

On Jan 30, 2008 1:45 PM, Matt McCutchen <matt at> wrote:
> 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).
> Matt

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