Bug 7112 - --fake-super should use default permissions for real files
--fake-super should use default permissions for real files
Status: NEW
Product: rsync
Classification: Unclassified
Component: core
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: P3 enhancement
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Assigned To: Wayne Davison
Rsync QA Contact
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Reported: 2010-02-07 19:58 UTC by Matt McCutchen
Modified: 2010-02-07 19:58 UTC (History)
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Description Matt McCutchen 2010-02-07 19:58:52 UTC
Currently, --fake-super is documented as emulating root powers on the filesystem, and accordingly, it gives the current user all permissions on the real files (though see bug 7111).  However, it emulates some attributes that are not really privileged: POSIX ACLs and ownership by a group to which the current user belongs.  I would like it to use default permissions for the real files, at which point it would become a full file-attribute emulation layer.  This would allow multiple users to share a fake-super tree by establishing appropriate default permissions.