Rsync options for reverse syncing

Kevin Korb kmk at
Thu Feb 11 18:28:00 UTC 2016

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I am no android expert but ISTR there being an issue with Android's
fuse driver that essentially prevents changing the timestamp on a file
unless you are running as root (and I think there was a boot time
security feature to change too).

On 02/11/2016 12:43 PM, H wrote:
> I am running the current version of rsync on Androic CM 11.2 and
> 12.1 on phones and tablets. While syncing to a server works fine, I
> am having problems with reverse syncing, specifically having the
> date and time set for files on the reverse sync.
> Currently the flags are "rsync - vHrlt --chmod=Du+rwx, go-rwx,
> Fu+rw, go-rw --no-perms -e "ssh -y -p 22 -i '...'...* source
> destination" and the error message is "rsync: failed to set times
> on ... operation not permitted (1)". Since rsync is able to
> transfer the files, where lies the problem with setting times?
> Thank you.

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