cannot rsync when source directory lacks write permission

Steven Levine steve53 at
Fri Jul 27 12:14:54 MDT 2012

In <juuivm$ai5$1 at>, on 07/27/12
   at 01:26 PM, "Brian J. Murrell" <brian at> said:


>I seem to be running into a problem where I am trying to rsync from a
>source directory that lacks write permissions (i.e. r-xr-xr-x).
>Presumably this is because rsync creates the directory on the
>destination, then sets the permissions to match the source and then tries
>to sync the contents of the directory, which it cannot of course lacking
>write permission in the directory.

Rsync contains code to handle this.  What version of rsync are you running
and what is the command line you are using and what is the exact error
message you are getting?



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