DO NOT REPLY [Bug 7112] New: --fake-super should use default permissions for real files

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Sun Feb 7 18:58:52 MST 2010

           Summary: --fake-super should use default permissions for real
           Product: rsync
           Version: 3.1.0
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: P3
         Component: core
        AssignedTo: wayned at
        ReportedBy: matt at
         QAContact: rsync-qa at

Currently, --fake-super is documented as emulating root powers on the
filesystem, and accordingly, it gives the current user all permissions on the
real files (though see bug 7111).  However, it emulates some attributes that
are not really privileged: POSIX ACLs and ownership by a group to which the
current user belongs.  I would like it to use default permissions for the real
files, at which point it would become a full file-attribute emulation layer. 
This would allow multiple users to share a fake-super tree by establishing
appropriate default permissions.

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