Concern: rsync failing to find some attributes in a file transfer?

Wayne Davison wayned at
Sat Jul 26 12:00:39 MDT 2014

On Fri, Jul 25, 2014 at 10:52 PM, L. A. Walsh <rsync at> wrote:

> Why would or how would the files and attr-names get transfered but be
> missing?

Give 3.1.1 a try -- it has a fix in it for miss-sorted attr names when
running as non-root.  Alternately, try running (at least the receiving
side) as root.  Here's the NEWS entry for this fix:

- Fixed a bug in the xattr-finding code that could make a non-root-run
receiver not able to find some xattr numbers.

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