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

Dimitrios Apostolou jimis at gmx.net
Mon Mar 16 22:33:06 UTC 2020

According to --help:

  --fake-super            store/recover privileged attrs using xattrs

So I would assume which mode it uses when it reads the file,
depends on whether this option is on or off.

On Monday, March 16, 2020 9:09:36 PM CET, Kevin Korb via rsync wrote:
> I don't believe it is possible.  I think the misunderstanding stems from
> the fact that the permissions are even stored in the xattr.  They don't
> need to be there but they may as well be.  They don't take much space.
> The real question would be when rsync reads the file to restore it and
> the file perms are different than the ones in the xattr which set does
> it use?
> On 3/16/20 10:01 AM, Dimitrios Apostolou via rsync wrote:
>> Thanks. This is a bit counter-intuitive to me. So how would you tell
>> rsync to store the original permissions in the xattr, but do not touch
>> the real file mode?
>> On Thursday, March 12, 2020 6:26:18 PM CET, Kevin Korb via 
>> rsync wrote: ...

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