cannot rsync when source directory lacks write permission

Steven Levine steve53 at
Tue Aug 7 16:11:46 MDT 2012

<64FAB8215D47A944ABDF7DE50A3406A219C2CFBA5A at>,
on 08/07/12
   at 07:57 AM, András Porjesz <andras.porjesz at> said:


>Probably it is related to this bug:

Well, this behavior is not a bug.  It is the way rsync works.  If a
transfer runs as nobody, it's not going to be able to create much of
anything on most setups.  Running as nobody is typically used for
anonymous rsync servers that need only read permission to the files in the


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