--chmod for destination only

Matthew Monaco dgbaley27 at verizon.net
Sat Feb 7 03:46:19 GMT 2009

What I'm concerned with is the fact that --chmod -p will create new
copies of files in the destination rather than create links

Matt McCutchen wrote:
> 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
> permissions.
>> 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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