Reverse function how to

Matt McCutchen matt at
Mon Feb 1 14:40:28 MST 2010

On Mon, 2010-02-01 at 15:03 +0100, Leslie Jensen wrote:
> I'm using a script that does this:
> /usr/local/bin/rsync -tpv --files-from=/home/admin/bin/list_of_files / 
> /home/admin/configuration/
> I can't get the permissions on the files to stick, when the files are 
> written they get root as owner. I run the script as root.

Ownership is different from permissions.  If you want the ownership to
"stick", pass -o and/or -g.

> Secondly I would like to reverse the sync so that I can move the 
> directory configuration to another machine and make rsync copy the files 
> from there and owerwrite the original files on the system.

Switch the arguments?

/usr/local/bin/rsync -tpv --files-from=/home/admin/bin/list_of_files \
	/home/admin/configuration/ /


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