RFE: Xattr/super-user emulation?
Linda A. Walsh
rsync at tlinx.org
Sat Aug 22 11:07:40 MDT 2009
I was just thinking -- would it be possible to just 'emulate' xattrs on
don't support them natively with a "--Xe" switch -- that would store the
in a file ".<filename>.xattr" in the same dir as the copied file. The
switch only be
paid attention to on systems that don't support xattrs -- otherwise it
for the filename ".filename.xattr" (source or target). If a user
rsynced a dir
from one place to another without the -Xe switch, then the specially named
files would simply be copied like any other file.
Would help the xattrs to be more portable -- even tar'ed on a remote
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