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 17:26:18 UTC 2020

I would expect that the sending rsync would only send the perms provided
modified by the --chmod.  I wouldn't expect the receiver to even know
the other permissions.

On 3/12/20 1:23 PM, Dimitrios Apostolou via rsync wrote:
> Thank you for the feedback, I'm glad to see that different people see
> the issue
> differently. As a followup question, what would you expect this to do:
> rsync --perms --chmod g+rX -M--fake-super src dst
> I would expect it to store the original permissions in the xattr, while
> modifying the real file mode according to the chmod.
> On Thursday, March 12, 2020 6:06:34 PM CET, Kevin Korb via rsync wrote:
>> 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 ...

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