rsync -a --inplace signals "permission denied" on read-only files

Stefan Monnier monnier at
Wed Mar 18 14:49:57 GMT 2009

Since the read-only property of the file, is managed by rsync (as
requested by the "-a" flag), rsync should override the read-only setting
on the file, shouldn't it?
A workaround is to not use "--inplace", but I'd like to hear whether
it's considered a bug,


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