Matthew Rosewarne on 17 Oct 2008 09:28:57 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] rsync error message

On Thursday 16 October 2008, Eric wrote:
> I'm using rsync to synchronize some data directories like this:
> rsync -av Sample ~/POLARIS/eric/Business/
> and I keep getting errors like this:
> rsync: chgrp
> "/home/eric/POLARIS/eric/Business/Sample/RAND/.crontab.l.25lEFd" failed:
> Permission denied (13)
> Does this mean that I [have to|should] run rsync as root?

If your version of rsync is new enough, have a look at the --no-super and
--fake-super options in the man page.

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