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Old 07-08-2008, 10:53 AM   #1
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automatically inherit parent folder permissions when copying files


I've a windows machine backing up all night a couple of GB of information to a remote linux based machine via rsync and things works good, but i would like to know what/how can i do for the copied folders/files in the linux machine automatically inherit the parent folder permissions?

Old 07-08-2008, 11:37 AM   #2
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umask is probably what your looking for.
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I'm not sure that rsync has the ability to inherit them so to speak, but you can specify them manually presuming you know them, which I guess you do.

Add the --chmod, with such as ug+w as the arguments. It accepts standard chmod args.
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Thanks both, i'll try umask and --chmod switch in rsync.

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