rsync time machine backup permissions

Dave Gordon dg32768 at
Wed Apr 4 12:57:57 UTC 2018

On 20/03/18 05:51, Michael via rsync wrote:
> What is the order that rsync uses to set permissions?
> Time Machine directories have ACL permissions that basically prohibit making any changes of any kind. In order to make a backup of the directory, you would need to set those permissions after copying everything in the subdirectories.
> Is rsync smart enough to do it in that order?


The precise sequence depends on lots of (combinations of) options, but
in many cases rsync creates directories with permissions 0700 (u=rwx),
then fills in the contents, then sets xattrs, timestamps and
permissions/acls to the correct values after all transfers are done.


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