read dir list with write only option

Kevin Korb kmk at
Wed Sep 6 15:25:16 UTC 2017

--list-only (or no target specified) are the only listings without
transferring that rsync supports.  The restriction would not apply to
the list of modules (IIRC there is another option for that).

On 09/06/2017 04:00 AM, Pavel Kasparek via rsync wrote:
> Hello all,
> when the "write only = yes" option is used on rsync server, the client
> can't download any file from the server.
> My question is, if in that case the rsync protocol will allow the client
> to read the server directory content or not. The question is not about
> if standard rsync client will allow to do that - I verified that using
> "--list-only" client option fails in this case, but if the rsync
> protocol internally allows to do that or not - that is if e.g. if some
> hacked client would be able to get the list of remote dir.
> Thanks in advance for your reply,
> Pavel

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