How to manage root<-->root rsync keeping permissions?

Chris Green cl at
Wed Aug 4 11:03:41 UTC 2021

Andy Smith via rsync <rsync at> wrote:
> > I've set it up so chris can run rsync with root permissions.
> > However I'm not quite sure how to get it to work as one needs to say
> > "sudo rsync" to get the root privilege.  How do you do that?
> The first link I sent you had an example of that: --rsync-path="sudo
> rsync"
Ah, oops, I'm sure I looked for that in the man page! :-)  I thought
it should be possible but couldn't find it.  Thanks.

Chris Green

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