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# 1  
Old 07-20-2010
rsync is changing permissions

I have the following command. This is meant to download all files from my server to the Downloads folder of my startup drive:

Code:
/usr/local/bin/rsync -avve ssh --numeric-ids --delete --ignore-errors -R grndlvl@myserver.com:/usr/home/./grndlvl grndlvl@myserver.com:/usr/home/./grndlvl/mail_boxes/ grndlvl@myserver.com:/usr/home/./grndlvl/public_html/ /Volumes/'Macintosh HD'/Users/jeffrey/Downloads

This has always worked in the past, but now, I find that it's changing permissions for most of the directories so that a user called "_unknown" has rw, and Everyone has No access, and there are no other users. I even checked the permissions of one directory, which is all my mail boxes, and it has some weird "+" sign I've never seen before and can't be changed through the Finder, and I have no idea what chmod command would either create or eliminate it:
Code:
d-wxrw---x+   20 3004  1000      680 Feb  4 02:35 mail_boxes

As well, even when I do manually chmod the directories I am able to, the very next rsync changes them all back!

So what am I missing here?

Last edited by Yogesh Sawant; 12-10-2010 at 06:36 AM.. Reason: added code tags
# 2  
Old 07-20-2010
your command doesnt like with problem
may be you can try
Code:
-rlptgoD

instead of
Code:
-a

option..

+ access control list for fs so save permission in ACL like file access perm (chmod) and then process mapping with acl and fmpb
give this setfacl -m and remove this setfacl -x ..... and list getfacl file (or dir)

try this option and and add this end of the command
Code:
 
rsync -rlptgoDvvvve ssh --numeric-ids --delete --ignore-errors -R ............ /Volumes/'Macintosh HD'/Users/jeffrey/Downloads | grep generator

Any change the perms?
# 3  
Old 07-20-2010
I'll give it a try and let you know Smilie

---------- Post updated at 02:50 PM ---------- Previous update was at 01:44 PM ----------

That did it. Thank you.

BTW, can I ask you what the difference between the use of -a and the other set of options is? Am I missing anything, for example symlinks or resource forks?

Oh, also, now that it's working, I assume the grep's no longer needed. Are there any other options I can now delete?
# 4  
Old 08-13-2010
Well, I just moved my OS to a new drive, but of the same name, and now I'm getting the same permissions issues with the new command.
# 5  
Old 08-14-2010
try with strace and write output
Code:
strace rsync -avve ssh --numeric-ids --delete --ignore-errors -R ............ /Volumes/'Macintosh HD'/Users/jeffrey

or

try update rsync if there is available
# 6  
Old 08-14-2010
Looks like I don't have strace. Is that available in Mac OS X?
Code:
bash: strace: command not found

Also, this is the latest rsync, v.3.0.7.

Last edited by Yogesh Sawant; 12-10-2010 at 06:36 AM.. Reason: added code tags
# 7  
Old 08-14-2010
depending on your version of osx, you may have either ktrace or dtrace.
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