Doubt on usage of rsync for chown of existing folders
kmk at sanitarium.net
Thu Sep 10 23:26:22 UTC 2015
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Rsync does not change anything on the source. Only on the target.
Only root can change the ownership of a file.
On 09/10/2015 07:16 PM, Celso de Sousa Junior wrote:
> Hi Kevin,
> Thank you very much. I changed my user in the remote machine (su).
> Then, by trying again with rsync but with no modification in the
> source folder, I see that file ownership continues the same.
> Would be possible for rsync to change the ownership in this case (I
> am not root) ?
> Thanks, Regards, CJ
> Em Quinta-feira, 10 de Setembro de 2015 20:01, Kevin Korb
> <kmk at sanitarium.net> escreveu:
> The syntax looks correct. However, note that only root can chown.
> You must be running rsync on the target end as root for --chown or
> --owner to work. If you aren't using root access then just run
> the target rsync as the user you want the files to be owned by and
> it will have no choice.
> On 09/10/2015 06:42 PM, Celso de Sousa Junior wrote:
>> Please, I am using rsync to synchronize local machine with
>> remote machine.
>> I already have some files copied. Now I have to change the
>> ownership from existing files in the destination folder.
>> I tried the following options but it did not worked. Can you
>> please help me with other options or alternatives ?
>> --perms --chown=user:group --chmod=777 --exclude-from=$EXCLUDES
>> -avzi --rsync-path="/usr/local/bin/rsync" -e ssh
>> Thanks, Regards, CJ
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