How Can I save the original permissions while setting g+rX for all files

Kevin Korb kmk at
Mon Dec 9 01:11:23 UTC 2019

When I try it the chmod works on both the real permissions and the
permissions in the xatttr.  Maybe the behavior has changed since
whatever version you have (3.1.3 here) but this probably wouldn't help
you either.

On 12/8/19 7:56 PM, Dimitrios Apostolou via rsync wrote:
> Hello list!
> Combining -M--fake-super with --chmod ends up changing the permissions
> stored in the fake-super xattrs. I.e. the permissions stored in the
> xattr, are
> affected by --chmod.
> The desirable behaviour for me would be for --chmod to modify the real
> permissions of the destination files. The use case is writing a backup as a
> non-root user, having it readable by the group (g+rX), while also saving
> the
> original permissions in the xattr.
> Is it a bug? Any suggestions on how I can achieve what I want?
> Thanks in advance,
> Dimitris

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