Detection of permission changes

Pavel Sanda ps at
Thu Mar 1 18:50:44 MST 2012

> First, you should almost always use -t unless you have a really good
> reason to not sync timestamps otherwise future rsync runs will not
> know what has changed and what hasn't.

Sure, thats my default.

> Finally, when in doubt, --itemize-changes.

This was the right hint, thanks ;) rsync doesn't print permission change
on the terminal output by default. Since I was just testing the issue with
dry-run it didn't occured to me that the is change is silently
happening in the background.


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