rsync client for Chrome OS?

Uxio Prego uxio.prego at
Mon Jan 7 20:52:09 UTC 2019

Hi, hey android allows execution of _legacy_ static
binary programs, via unpacking of binary as asset,
then chmod ing it properly and finally running it
through a system call [from e.g. the Java userland
of a vanilla android application package].

I doubt that Chrome OS doesn't include some
equivalent facility!


> On 7 Jan 2019, at 10:00, Perry Hutchison via rsync <rsync at> wrote:
> Parke < at> wrote:
>> On Sat, Jan 5, 2019 at 9:54 PM Perry Hutchison via rsync
>> <rsync at> wrote:
>>> ... I'm wondering if anyone here
>>> knows of an implementation of rsync client for Chrome OS in normal
>>> (not developer) mode, i.e. as an app or extension.
>> Have you tried compiling rsync statically (on a non-Chrome OS system)
>> and seeing if it will run on Chrome OS?  Linux is Linux, after all.
>> ...
>> (I also don't know if you can even run any third-party binary
>> executables on Chrome OS if you are not in developer mode.)
> I very much doubt that Chrome OS would make this possible, given its
> focus on security.  (If it _were_ possible to exec a user-supplied
> file in normal mode, one could do all sorts of interesting things
> with executable shell scripts -- like setting DISPLAY to point to
> some other machine.)
> While it would certainly be possible to import a blob that happened
> to be a binary for some CPU type (into, say, the Downloads directory),
> without developer mode there is no chmod command and thus no way to
> mark that binary as executable.  Also, I suspect that user-accessible
> filesystems are mounted no-exec.
> I suspect what I'm looking for is a reimplementation of rsync (or a
> useful subset, e.g. I doubt I need ACL support) in Java.
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