DO NOT REPLY [Bug 5509] New: Mention OS X "Ignore permissions" in --link-dest docs

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Sun Jun 1 09:58:57 GMT 2008

           Summary: Mention OS X "Ignore permissions" in --link-dest docs
           Product: rsync
           Version: 3.0.2
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: Mac OS X
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: P3
         Component: core
        AssignedTo: wayned at
        ReportedBy: iwilcox at
         QAContact: rsync-qa at


I got bitten by this:
Now, obviously that's just my bad luck.  Spent a while fruitlessly Googling -
it's easy to find a couple of pages on this, but only after you know what the
problem is; the symptoms alone make for less specific search terms.  Then spent
another while building various extra debug lines into the source to finally
work out what was going on.  I suspect a percentage of rsync users might get
bitten too and would have no idea how to debug it (or would know how but
wouldn't try).

How about a sentence something like this within the docs for -g and/or -o?

  Note: on Mac OS X removable volumes the option "Ignore permissions on this
  volume" can interfere with uid/gid comparisons, potentially causing false



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