Feature request: save-as-user

Matt McCutchen matt at mattmccutchen.net
Sat Sep 13 22:17:25 GMT 2008

On Sat, 2008-09-13 at 15:53 -0300, Carlos Carvalho wrote:
> Quey (qms01 at optusnet.com.au) wrote on 13 September 2008 07:10:
>  >Is it possible to request a new feature that will help out some of us  
>  >doing many mirrors, that is each mirror has their own system uid for  
>  >security puroposes, it would be of great advantage (to I'm sure very  
>  >many) to have an option to "save as user" <some_user>  rather than  
>  >have the files/directories only owned by the mirror host side
>  >owner/group, or by root.
>  >
>  >maybe something like a --chown user.group
> We host many mirrors and this feature is not at all necessary. Just
> run rsync with the user that owns that particular mirror. If you want
> to launch the update as root just use su.

Another option would be to use an rsync daemon on the receiving side and
specify the desired user and group owner for each module with the "uid"
and "gid" parameters in the configuration file.


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