[Bug 9987] New: wishlist: add flag(s) to preserve *destination* metadata (i.e. owner, group)

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Mon Jul 1 15:43:44 MDT 2013


           Summary: wishlist: add flag(s) to preserve *destination*
                    metadata (i.e. owner, group)
           Product: rsync
           Version: 3.1.0
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: P5
         Component: core
        AssignedTo: wayned at samba.org
        ReportedBy: chiestand at salk.edu
         QAContact: rsync-qa at samba.org

In some cases you want to preserve the destination metadata, not the source
metadata. For example, when updating an SSL certificate and key - they will
often have special ownership to limit access (the key in particular). Rsync
cannot be currently used without the user manually re-setting ownership.

If the destination file did not exist then rsync would fallback to its normal
way to set metadata.

Apologies if this is already possible, I have not found a way to do this.

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