Would you expect --perms -M--fake-super to set the file mode to the original one?

Kevin Korb kmk at sanitarium.net
Thu Mar 12 17:06:34 UTC 2020

Permissions don't require super.  Any place where permissions can't be
stored certainly can't handle xattrs either.  So, I wouldn't expect
--fake-super to affect --perms at all.

On 3/12/20 12:46 PM, Dimitrios Apostolou via rsync wrote:
> rsync --perms -M--fake-super src dst
> For me, this command means that rsync should save the original perms in the
> xattr, and leave the real file mode to the umask default. Currently it also
> modifies the real file mode, and there is no way to store something
> different
> in the xattr.
> According to an old bug report that I found, more people would like
> --fake-super to be a complete attribute emulation layer.
> https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=7112
> Do you agree? I'm in the process of implementing this as a bug fix to
> rsync,
> and would like to know if everybody agrees with this behaviour. The patch
> would also modify the man page to document it under --perms.
> Regards,
> Dimitris

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