--chmod for destination only

Matt McCutchen matt at mattmccutchen.net
Sat Feb 7 03:01:51 GMT 2009

On Fri, 2009-02-06 at 09:32 -0500, Matthew Monaco wrote:
> Is it possible to set the permissions on the destination side?  As I
> understand it, --chmod just pretends certain permissions are coming from
> the sending side.

If you use --chmod with -p, you'll end up setting the destination

> I'd like to be able to set permissions to readonly in
> the destination while coming from a --copy/link-dest which may more may
> not have had it's permissions changed.

With --chmod and -p, the receiver will locally copy any --link-dest
files that have the right data but the wrong permissions.  This will
give you the permissions you desire in the destination without changing
any permissions in the --link-dest dir.


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