Bug 4745 - Use lchmod and lutimes whenever possible
Summary: Use lchmod and lutimes whenever possible
Alias: None
Product: rsync
Classification: Unclassified
Component: core (show other bugs)
Version: 3.1.0
Hardware: Other Linux
: P3 enhancement (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Wayne Davison
QA Contact: Rsync QA Contact
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Reported: 2007-06-26 12:13 UTC by Matt McCutchen
Modified: 2009-12-31 16:12 UTC (History)
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Description Matt McCutchen 2007-06-26 12:13:38 UTC
Currently, on systems that support lchmod and lutimes, rsync uses them only when it needs to manipulate a symlink.  I think it should use them everywhere in place of chmod and utimes to avoid surprises or vulnerabilities should a destination file of another type be suddenly replaced by a symlink.
Comment 1 Wayne Davison 2009-12-31 16:12:02 UTC
3.1.0 will always use lchmod() and lutimes() (when available), as you suggest.